Concord, NH – Just this morning, the
U.S. Marshals sent out the intended Fugitive of the Week, Nicholas Donald
Cloutier to its media partners. As luck would have it, at around noon-time
today, the fugitive task force through surveillance and interviews developed
information that led officers to the area of Arms Park in Manchester, NH,
where Cloutier was located and arrested without incident.
Nicholas Cloutier, 25 was last known to be living in the Manchester, Nashua
and Derry, NH areas, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by
the Rockingham County Superior Court. This arrest warrant was issued in
December, 2013 for probation violations, stemming from an original
conviction and sentence involving heroin.
Last Thursday evening, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task
Force had attempted to locate and arrest Cloutier at an apartment building
in the 300 block of Lake Avenue in Manchester, where he had been staying
with his girlfriend. Somehow, Cloutier was able to flee from this residence
unseen by investigators until he had an impressive head start. Although
Cloutier eluded capture Thursday night, this was only a temporary delay in
Based on the outstanding arrest warrant and the fact that Cloutier had
evaded capture last week, Cloutier was selected to be featured as this
week’s “Fugitive of the Week.” If Cloutier had not been arrested today, he
would have been featured as this week’s 'Fugitive of the Week', which would
have been broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua
Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on
Today’s arrest was made by deputy U.S. Marshals, and Task Force Officers
from the Manchester Police Department and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s
Office, along with several other members of the Manchester Police Department
and their K-9 unit.
Cloutier was initially transported to Manchester Police Department to be
processed on the outstanding arrest warrant. After Cloutier is processed, he
will be picked up by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and held at the
Rockingham County Jail pending his initial court appearance tomorrow on the
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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