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For Immediate Release

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July 10, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
NH 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by U.S. Marshals in NY

Concord, NH – This morning, “Fugitive of the Week” Benjamin Labrecque, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Bronx, NY.

This arrest was made after deputy Marshals received tips that were developed indicating that Labrecque was residing in the Bronx, NY. The NH fugitive task force coordinated Labrecque's arrest through the U.S. Marshals in NY, whom were able to act on this information and arrested Labrecque this morning without incident.

Labrecque had been wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Hillsborough County Superior Court for a probation violations, stemming from an original conviction and sentence for robbery, criminal threatening, and resisting arrest.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office had requested the assistance of the fugitive task force to locate and arrest Labrecque. As part of this investigation, Labreque was aired as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force’s weekly feature known as the “Fugitive of the Week” on May 9, 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.

Labrecque is currently being held in N.Y. as a fugitive from justice, pending his return to NH.

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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