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June 07, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 225-1632
U.S. Marshals 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested Upon his Return to Manchester Airport

Concord, NH – Late last night “Fugitive of the Week” Jeffrey Buzzell, 38, whose last known NH address was in Claremont, NH, but most recently was living in Rock Hill, SC was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force as he returned on a flight from North Carolina. Buzzell was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the NH Department of Corrections – Parole Board for parole violations stemming from his original conviction and sentence for Assault and Receiving Stolen Property. Buzzell is also a suspect in several Claremont area burglaries, including one in which a firearm was reportedly stolen. These burglary investigations are still ongoing and likely will result in additional charges against Buzzell.

As part of this investigation, Buzzell was aired as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force’s weekly feature known as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 4, 2013. The “Fugitive of the Week” is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, the Union Leader, the Nashua Telegraph and is prominently featured on the internet.
The Marshals Fugitive Task Force was aggressively seeking to arrest Buzzell back in April, when the pressure became too much and Buzzell fled to South Carolina. Unfortunately, South Carolina was beyond the extradition limits of the parole warrant. While Buzzell was in South Carolina he was allegedly involved in several burglaries, which are still under investigation and could possibly result in additional criminal charges in that state. According to SC news stories; on June 1, while Buzzell was a fugitive in hiding, he was shot multiple times by an associate for “refusing to participate in an armed robbery.” Buzzell fortunately survived this brush with death, and his associates were arrested and charged with attempted murder for this incident.

Investigators developed information over the past couple of days indicating that Buzzell was intending to return to NH to recover from his injuries. This information was verified and members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including deputy U.S. Marshals, Hillsborough & Belknap County Sheriff’s Office, NH Probation and Parole, along with the Londonderry Police Department met the inbound flight that Buzzell was on at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Buzzell was located on the aircraft, arrested and removed without incident. Buzzell was immediately transported to the NH State Prison for holding and continued medical treatment pending his hearing in front of the NH State Parole Board at a later date.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said “It is a not a smart decision for a fugitive to go on the run, the only benefit is a slight delay in justice, but in the end they will get caught!” Cargill continued, ”The Buzzell case is a perfect example of this.”

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,370 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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