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For Immediate Release

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January 17, 2014 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White,
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
NH Fugitive of the Week Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Alton, NH

New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force LogoConcord, NH – At about midnight, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Fugitive of the Week, Jeffrey Nickerson in Alton, NH. Nickerson, 29 was last known to have ties to Alton, Pittsfield and Barnstead, NH.

Nickerson was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Pittsfield, Barnstead and the Laconia Police Departments. The outstanding arrest warrants were for 3 charges of failure to register as a sex offender, burglary, theft of a vehicle and escape. Since the issuance of the arrest warrants for Nickerson, the Pittsfield and the Barnstead Police Departments had requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in an effort to locate and arrest Nickerson. Nickerson is required by law to register as a sex offender based on a 1994 conviction in Middlesex County, Massachusetts for three counts of Sexual Assault.

As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Nickerson 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. Nickerson had contacted investigators, and had indicated several times that he was going to surrender to the Fugitive Task Force on the outstanding warrants. After Nickerson missed several opportunities to surrender, the Fugitive Task Force intensified its search for Nickerson. Information developed by investigators and through tips led the task force to an apartment on Main Street in Alton, NH. During a search of this apartment, Nickerson was located hiding in a corner next to a bureau and a rear door. Nickerson quickly realized that he could not flee with the Alton Police K-9 outside the door. Nickerson was arrested without any further incident.

Nickerson was turned over to the Pittsfield and Epsom Police Departments. Nickerson was transported to the Merrimack County Jail, where he will be held pending his in initial court appearance.

Several members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New Hampshire participated in this arrest, including task force officers from the Hillsborough and Belknap County Sheriff’s Offices, NH State Police, with the assistance of the Alton Police Department with his K-9 along with deputy U.S. Marshals. Several other police departments participated in this investigation and their efforts were also greatly appreciated.

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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