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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 01, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White,
District of New Hampshire,
(603) 387-6308 (cell)

 U.S. Marshals Fugitive Arrested by Manchester Police Thanks to Public's Assistance

 

CONCORD, N.H. – The U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force is pleased to announce the arrest of fugitive Timothy Wayne Smith. Smith, 22 was last known to reside in Rochester, N.H. was being sought on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the N.H. Department of Corrections

Parole Board for violations of parole. Smith was on parole due to a prior conviction and sentence on an original offense of receiving stolen property. Smith is also the prime suspect in a string of burglaries in the Lebanon, Maine area in which multiple firearms were stolen. Due to the seriousness of these allegations, Smith was considered to be armed and dangerous.

Just two short days ago, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force requested the public’s assistance in locating and arresting Smith. Sunday’s press release was a major contributing factor that led to the arrest of Smith. If it wasn’t for the countless tips called in by citizens from around the state, this quick arrest would not have been possible.

This evening, multiple tips had been called in to the Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force indicating that Smith was observed in the Green Street area of Manchester, N.H. Members of the Manchester Police Department quickly responded to the area in an effort to locate Smith. Additional tipsters in the area provided information that led officers to a specific apartment in the 200 block of Green Street, where Smith was located and arrested without incident.

Smith was transported to the Manchester Police Department for processing and will be held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending his return to the N.H. State Prison.

The U.S. Marshals would like to thank all of the members of the public and the Manchester Police Department that made the arrest of Smith possible.

Since the 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 – http://www.usmarshals.gov
U.S. Marshals – District of New Hampshire – http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/nh/index.html