CONCORD, N.H. - 'Fugitive of the Week' Andre Garcia, 23
who’s was last known address was in Dorchester, Mass., was arrested this
morning in Swansea, Mass.
Garcia was being sought on an outstanding
arrest warrant issued by the Belknap County Superior Court for failure to
appear on multiple charges including; two counts of possession with intent
to distribute heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine, as well as the possession
of marijuana. The Belknap County Sheriff’s Office had requested the
assistance of the task force to help in the location and arrest of Garcia in
April of this year.
As part of this investigation, Garcia was aired
as the 'Fugitive of the Week' on April 25, 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.
Fortunately today an officer
in Swansea, Mass. encountered Garcia as a passenger in a vehicle during a
traffic stop. A routine check of Garcia’s identification produced
information regarding Garcia’s fugitive status in N.H. Garcia was taken into
custody without incident. After his arrest, Garcia was transported to the
Swansea Police Department for processing as a fugitive from justice on the
outstanding N.H. arrest warrant. Garcia will have his initial court
appearance as a fugitive from justice in Fall River District Court today.
Garcia will be detained following this appearance at the Bristol County Jail
pending his return to N.H. to face these serious charges.
inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these
partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 arrests (updated 09/03/2013). 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.
U.S. Marshals Service –
U.S. Marshals – District of New Hampshire –
U.S. Marshals –
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