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For Immediate Release

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December 24, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
Fugitive of the Week Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Franklin, NH

Concord, NH – Early this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested the Fugitive of the Week that was featured on November 21st. Ryan Brouillard, age 30 was arrested this morning without incident at a Franklin, NH apartment. Brouillard was last known to be residing in the Franklin, Northfield and Laconia areas and was trying to avoid arrest by staying at several different locations throughout New Hampshire. Brouillard was being sought on an outstanding arrest warrant for parole violations stemming for an original conviction and sentence for being a habitual offender. Brouillard was also a suspected in multiple burglaries, thefts and driving offenses with several additional warrants pending.

As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Brouillard was aired as the 'Fugitive of the Week' on November 21, 2013. 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 over the past several weeks through tips and dedicated hard work, led the task force to Brouillard’s girlfriend’s apartment today on Winward Road in Franklin, NH. During a search of the apartment, Brouillard quickly surrendered when encountered by numerous members of the task force inside the apartment.

Brouillard was turned over to the Franklin Police Department, where he will be processed on his outstanding arrest warrant on the parole violation and will be held at the Merrimack County Jail pending any addition charges and his return to the NH State Prison. The investigation into Brouillard’s girlfriend, Shawna Vachon, age 21 is ongoing, with several criminal charges possible for her role in hiding and assisting Brouillard.

Several members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force participated in this arrest, including task force officers from the Belknap & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, Greenfield and Franklin Police Departments, 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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