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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 02, 2014 Jeffrey White, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
Tip Leads to the Arrest of 'Fugitive of the Week' in New York

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – A short time ago, Fugitive of the Week, Eddie Cepeda was arrested at an apartment located on E. Main Street in Amsterdam, New York. Eddie Cepeda, 44, who was last known to live in Manchester, NH, was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the NH State Parole Board for parole violations. Cepeda is on parole due to his sentences for a robbery and two burglary convictions.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Cepeda was selected to be featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on June 19th. 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. The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.

Investigators in New Hampshire received several tips in this investigation, which led them to several different addresses in Manchester, NH. Through this investigation, additional information was developed indicating that Cepeda was likely in the State of New York living with family members. This information was sent to the U.S. Marshals out of the Albany, NY office, which followed up on this lead. Early this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New York, along with the Amsterdam Police Department checked a family member’s apartment on East Main Street in Amsterdam, NY, where Cepeda was ultimately located and arrested without incident. The Amsterdam Police Department took custody of Cepeda and is charging him with being a fugitive from justice on the outstanding NH State Parole warrant. Cepeda will appear in court today in NY and will be held in a New York jail pending his return to the New Hampshire State Prison.

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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