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For Immediate Release

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November 02, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 225-1632
Fugitive Arrested by Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Dover, NH

Concord, NH – Tonight, several members agencies of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force worked together to effect the arrest of fugitive Justin Collier. Collier, 22, who was last known to reside in Rochester, NH was wanted on several outstanding arrest warrants including a Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office warrant for probation violations related to an original conviction and sentence for burglary; Dover District warrant for three counts of simple assault; a Portsmouth District Court warrant for theft by unauthorized taking; and a warrant out of Lebanon District Court for operating after suspension. Collier is also a suspect in additional burglaries in the Rochester area.

As part of this investigation, this past Thursday, the Marshals Fugitive Task Force made a plea for the public’s assistance through news stories in both the Foster’s Daily Democrat and the Seacoast Online. These news stories caused numerous tipsters to provide information on the whereabouts of Collier. Tonight, information was provided to law enforcement leading investigators to an apartment complex on Abbey Lane in Dover, NH. Investigators went to this apartment and located Collier hiding in a bathroom inside of the residence, where he was arrested without any further incident.

Collier was turned over to the Dover Police Department for processing on the outstanding arrest warrants and will be held at the Strafford County Jail without bail pending his initial court appearance on Monday. Numerous members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force participated in this investigation including members from; the NH Department of Correction – Probation and Parole Division, Strafford County Sheriff’s Office and the Dover Police Department.

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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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