Concord, NH – Late this morning,
members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested this
week’s Fugitive of the Week, James Michael Porter, in Jaffrey, NH. Porter,
42 was last known to be residing at the Federal half-way house in
Manchester, NH. Porter had been convicted in a 2010 criminal case for
Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property. As part of his sentence,
Porter was incarcerated at the half-way house in Manchester, NH, when he
left the facility and failed to return at the designated time on November
27, 2013. Since, this time, Porter has been sought on an outstanding arrest
warrant issued by the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH for escape.
As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Porter was aired as
this week’s '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. Information developed by
investigators today, led the task force to a family member’s residence on
North Street in Jaffrey, N.H. During a search of this residence, Porter was
located hiding under a bed and was arrested without any further incident.
Porter was transported to the U.S. District Courthouse in Concord, NH, where
he will be processed on the outstanding Escape warrant and held pending his
initial court appearance at 3:30 p.m. today. Porter will also be required to
complete his federal prison sentence for his prior conviction, in addition
to any sentence that will be imposed on the new escape charge.
Several members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force including task
force officers from the Greenfield, Nashua, Derry and the Jaffrey Police
Departments along with deputy U.S. Marshals participated in this
investigation and arrest today.
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.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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