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For Immediate Release

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October 03, 2013

Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 387-6308 (cell)

 Fugitive of the Week Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Keene, N.H.

 

CONCORD, N.H. – A Short time ago, the U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested this week’s Fugitive of the Week, Timothy Joseph Dobias in Keene, N.H. Dobias, a 26 year old who was last known to reside in Troy, N.H. was being sought on two outstanding arrest warrants. The Keene Police Department was seeking Dobias on a warrant for the sale of heroin. In addition, the Troy Police Department had an outstanding arrest warrant for Dobias’ failure to maintain his sex offender registration. Dobias is required by law to register as a sex offender, due to a 2006 conviction in Cheshire County, N.H. for felonious sexual assault.

During this investigation, it was learned that Dobias had access to firearms and this posed additional challenges, and called for a greater level of caution in this search. Members of the fugitive task force worked extremely hard on this investigation which took them to several locations throughout the southwestern corner of N.H. Fortunately, Dobias was arrested this evening unarmed and without incident in a parking lot on Winchester Street in Keene, N.H., by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Dobias was turned over to the Keene Police Department for processing on the two outstanding warrants and will be held at the Cheshire County Jail pending his initial court appearance. Numerous members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force participated in this investigation including members from; the Keene, Troy, and Greenfield Police Departments, the N.H. Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, as well as the Rockingham and the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Offices.

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

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