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For Immediate Release

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June 11, 2014 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire
(603) 225-1632
Tips and Persistence Lead to Arrest of this Week's 'Fugitive of the Week'

NHFTF LogoConcord, NH – A short time ago, this week’s Fugitive of the Week, Marsalis “Mook” Johnson, was arrested at an apartment building located on Mammoth Road in Hooksett, NH. Marsalis Johnson, 22, who was last known to live in Manchester, NH was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Manchester Police Department for being a felon in possession of a firearm and reckless conduct with a firearm. These charges are as a result of Johnson allegedly shooting a bullet through a wall in an apartment in Manchester, NH.

Due to the fact that it was strongly believed that Johnson was still in possession of a firearm and a danger to the community, the Manchester Police Department requested that the task force make it a high priority to locate and arrest Johnson. As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Johnson was featured 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 investigation rapidly unfolded through the hard work and persistence of the investigators from the Manchester Police Department and the Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. Today, investigators developed information that was initially received through tipsters that led the Task Force to an apartment building on Mammoth Road in Hooksett, NH. After conducting surveillance at this building, Johnson was seen trying to exit the building and was immediately arrested without incident. Johnson was not in possession of a firearm at the time of arrest. The Hooksett Police Department took custody of Johnson and transported him to the Hooksett Police Department for processing and holding until he was picked up by Manchester Police Officers. Johnson was then transported to the Manchester Police Department where he is currently being booked on the outstanding arrest warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm and reckless conduct with a firearm. Johnson will be held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending his initial court appearance.

This arrest was made by several member of the U.S. Marshal’s – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; the Manchester and Hooksett Police Departments, the Hillsborough and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices along with several deputy U.S. Marshals.

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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