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November 15, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire
Fugitive of the Week Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Somersworth

Concord, NH – Early this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, and the Maine Violent Offenders Task Force arrested this week’s Fugitive of the Week, Nicholas Emond in Somersworth, NH. Emond, a 27 year old who had last known addresses in both Maine and NH was was being sought on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine. This arrest warrant was issued for supervised release violations stemming from an original conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Emond was aired just yesterday as the 'Fugitive of the Week'. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch and is prominently featured on the internet. Numerous tips provided by the public were instrumental in locating Emond this morning. Information provided by tipsters indicated that Emond was living in an apartment on Winter Street, in Somersworth, NH. This information was further developed by the U.S. Marshals this morning, which ultimately led to his arrest. Emond did not respond to knocks at the apartment door and entry was forced by law enforcement. Emond was quickly located and arrested without further incident.

Emond was transported directly to the U.S. District Courthouse in Portland, Maine, where he will be processed and charged on his outstanding warrant.

Numerous members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Forces participated in this investigation and arrest, including members from; the Eliot & Biddeford Maine Police Departments, Maine State Police, Somersworth Police, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 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 countries.

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

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