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For Immediate Release

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May 28, 2014 Jeffrey White, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
This Week's 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in Manchester

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – This morning, this week’s Fugitive of the Week, Peter Legault was arrested at a residence in Manchester, New Hampshire. Peter Legault, 39, who was last known to live in Moultonborough, NH was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Carroll County Superior Court for failure to appear on an original charge of burglary.

As a member of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office had requested the assistance of the task force to locate and arrest Legault. One part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation included airing Legault as this week’s “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.

After an investigation by the task force, additional information was received from a tipster that confirmed our information about the location of Legault. This morning, the Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Carroll and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, Manchester and Greenfield Police Departments along with deputy U.S. Marshals went to a Manchester residence on Edna Avenue, where Legault was residing. Legault was located and arrested inside this residence without incident. Legault was turned over to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to be returned to the Carroll County Jail for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance.

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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