Concord, NH - "Fugitive of the Week" Daniel Demeritt,
35, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tonight a during
traffic stop on Davis Cross Road in New Durham, NH.
In early April, the NH Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole division
had requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force
in an effort to locate and arrest Demeritt. Demeritt was being sought on an
outstanding arrest warrant for parole violations. Demeritt was on parole as a
result of a conviction and sentence for armed robbery.
As part of this investigation, Demeritt was aired in the weekly feature known as
the 'Fugitive of the Week' on May 2, 2013. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is
broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph and
prominently featured on the internet. In this case, additional coverage was
received from the Foster’s Daily Democrat, which serves the Strafford County
area that Demeritt was known to frequent.
Information that led to the arrest of Demeritt was provided by tipsters and the
hard work of investigators from the fugitive task force. These tips and
information led investigators to New Durham, NH area, where Demeritt was
observed driving a van. This van was stopped by officers and Demeritt was taken
into custody without incident. At the time of arrest, Demeritt was driving after
being deemed a habitual offender; was in possession of hypodermic needles and
controlled drugs. In addition to the parole violation, Demeritt will likely be
facing additional charges for these offenses.
Several member agencies from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force assisted in
the arrest of Demeritt, including; NH Probation & Parole, Strafford, Belknap,
and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices, deputy U.S. Marshals, along with the
New Durham Police Department.
Demeritt is currently being processed and held at the Strafford County Jail in
Dover, NH, pending his transfer to the NH State Prison in Concord.
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
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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