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For Immediate Release

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May 23, 2014 Jeffrey White, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
Tip Leads to Arrest of 'Fugitive of the Week' in North Carolina

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – Late last night, Fugitive of the Week Daniel Paul Desrochers was arrested at a local business in Henderson, North Carolina. Daniel Desrochers, 41, who was last known to live with his wife in Manchester, NH, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH for violations of conditions of supervised release. Desrochers was on supervised release as part of his sentence for a 2002 case involving extensive fraud.

Desrocher’s alleged violations of supervised release were for opening lines of credit without permission and conducting other fraudulent activities in NH. Desrochers will likely face additional charges stemming from these allegations. The Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force did extensive work on this case and it was strongly believed that Desrochers had fled the State of New Hampshire. As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Desrochers was aired on May 8th, 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, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on the internet. This program has had great success and has led to the arrest of numerous fugitives since the program started in 2007.

Last night, the U.S. Marshal’s - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force received a call from an anonymous tipster that knew where “Fugitive of the Week,” Daniel Desrochers was. The caller had indicated that they had recently met Desrochers and they had looked him up on the internet. The tipster was very shocked to see the posters that quickly revealed that Desrochers was a wanted man. The tipster stated that fugitive was currently at a business located in the 100 block of Zeb Robinson Road in Henderson, NC. Due to the rapid development of this information, the Fugitive Task Force contacted the Henderson, NC Police Department for assistance. Several police officers in Henderson, NC responded to the business and were able to locate and arrest Desrochers without incident. Desrochers was initially brought to the Henderson Police Department, where he was temporarily held for the U.S. Marshals. This morning, Desrochers was picked up by Deputy U.S. Marshals to be brought to the U.S. District Court in Raleigh, NC for processing and his initial court appearance. Desrochers will be held without bail, pending his return to New Hampshire.

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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