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For Immediate Release

September 07, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Father and Son for Bail Jumping

Concord, NH - Thursday afternoon, The U.S. Marshals New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested a Father and Son, both for bail jumping. Edward Janak, 38, formerly of Laconia, NH has been on the run since he left the state to avoid facing his jail sentence for original charges stemming from an assault in 2007. Brandon Janak, 18, also of Laconia recently fled the area after failing to appear for his jail sentence after his conviction for possession of narcotics. Both were wanted by the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office for bail jumping and located in Brewer, Maine.

The U.S. Marshals New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Maine Violent Offender Task Force, including members from the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy U.S. Marshals, and Brewer (ME) Police Department converged on an apartment in Brewer, Maine where Edward Janak had been residing. Edward Janak was arrested without incident, and Brandon Janak was located hiding in a rear hallway of the building after realizing he could not escape.

Brandon Janak was also recently featured as the local New Hampshire Fugitive of the Week by the U.S. Marshals Service, which is featured on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, and the Union Leader. Both Janak’s were transported to the Penobscot County (ME) jail for processing and holding pending fugitive from justice hearings.

The U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force and the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into who has aided the Janak’s in their attempt to flee from justice. Additional charges are possible.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in 4,392 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.

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