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For Immediate Release

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March 03, 2014 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire,
(603) 225-1632
NH Fugitive of the Week Found Hiding in Massachusetts Closet

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – Early this morning, last week’s Fugitive of the Week, Lonnie Jones, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force in Revere, Massachusetts. Lonnie Jones, 46, who was last known to have ties to the Nashua, NH area was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violations, stemming from his original convictions and sentences for second degree assault by strangulation and simple assault.

Lonnie Jones was featured just last week as the “Fugitive of the Week” after the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in an effort to locate and arrest Jones. As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Jones was aired on Thursday, February 27th 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. Based on tips and information developed by the investigative efforts of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, it was determined that Jones was residing in an apartment in the 200 block of Beach Street in Revere, Massachusetts.

Jones was located hiding in a closet and was arrested without further incident on the outstanding NH warrant, as well as five additional outstanding arrest warrants in Massachusetts including two for assault and battery. Jones was turned over to the Revere Police Department to be charged as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding NH warrant and to be arraigned on the other five outstanding Massachusetts arrest warrants.

Jones will be held at the Suffolk County Jail pending his initial court appearance on all of the outstanding warrants and will be returned to NH once the Massachusetts cases are resolved.

This arrest was made by several members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, including; Hillsborough (NH), Rockingham (NH) and Essex (MA) County Sheriff’s Offices, Greenfield (NH) and Cambridge (MA) Police Departments, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, deputy U.S. Marshals from both NH and Massachusetts along with officers from the Revere Police Department.

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.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office – http://www.hcsonh.us/

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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