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For Immediate Release

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December 04, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire
(603) 225-1632
Man Wanted for Burglary Involving Firearms Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force

Concord, NH – This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Joshua Ray Fields, age 31. The task force had developed information that Fields was at a relatives residence in Nottingham, NH where he was arrested without incident.

This past weekend, the NH State Police and the Candia Police Department had both requested the assistance of the fugitive task force in the locating and arresting Fields. Fields was being sought on two arrest warrants, including one for a burglary in Candia, NH that involved the theft of several firearms. The second warrant was issued by the NH State Police for the offense of unsworn falsification in relation to the ongoing investigation into the Candia burglary and theft of firearms. Fields was alleged to have been a part of a group of people that were involved in this offense. Based on the offense charged, Fields was considered to be Armed & Dangerous.

Fields is also currently on parole for the offenses of unlawful criminal restraint and assault by a prisoner. Based on these alleged new offenses, a parole violation is pending.

Also during this fugitive investigation, two other co-defendants in this case were arrested in Manchester, NH; including Ashley Angelone, 26 and Scott Plante, 28 of Notre Dame Avenue. Both were wanted in connection with the same burglary and theft of firearms.

These arrests were made by members of the task force, including; Rockingham, Hillsborough, Belknap, & Strafford County Deputy Sheriffs, deputy U.S. Marshals along with Nottignham and Candia Police Department.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said "We are happy that Fields was taken into custody without incident." Cargill continued "Fields' arrest was definitely a high priority based on the weapons that were stolen, and the potential danger that he posed to the community."

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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