Concord, NH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task
Force arrested Fugitive of the Week, Craig Wiggins in Eliot, ME. Wiggins, 36,
was last known to have ties to the New Hampshire seacoast and southern Maine
Wiggins was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants issued by
the Rockingham County and Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices. The
outstanding arrest warrants were for a failure to surrender for a prison
sentence with an original offense of habitual offender and a violation of
probation with an original offense of theft by unauthorized taking. Since
the issuance of the arrest warrants for Wiggins, the Rockingham County and
Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices had requested the assistance of the U.S.
Marshals Fugitive Task Force in an effort to locate and arrest Wiggins.
As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Wiggins was aired on
January 23rd 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. Information developed by
investigators and through tips, led investigators to a residence on Hawk
Way, in Eliot, ME. During the early morning hours of January 29, the Eliot
Police Department contacted the US Marshals Task Force and requested
assistance after spotting a vehicle of interest on Hawk Way in Eliot. Eliot
officers had attempted to make contact with Wiggins on at this residence
without success. The Fugitive Task Force arrived in the area and developed
additional information that Wiggins was in fact within the residence. After
attempting to have Wiggins answer the door, task force members forced the
door open. Wiggins was quickly located inside the residence and arrested
without any further incident.
Also located at the residence was a friend of Wiggins' that interfered with
the location and arrest of Wiggins, by providing him a place to stay while
he was a fugitive. Wiggin's friend, Diana Foley, 27 of Eliot, ME, was
arrested by the Eliot Police Department for harboring a fugitive.
Wiggins was turned over to the Eliot Police Department and was charged as a
fugitive from justice. Wiggins was transported to the York County Jail,
where he will be held pending his in initial court appearance.
This arrest was made by members of the task force, including; the Eliot
Police Department, Rockingham Deputy Sheriff, deputy U.S. Marshals from
Maine. and NH.
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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