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For Immediate Release

October 29, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 225-1632
Fugitive Arrested by Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Effingham, NH

Concord, NH – Late last night, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested wanted fugitive, Mark Adjutant in Effingham, NH. Adjutant, a 42 year old who was last known to reside in Effingham, NH was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants. The NH Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Division had outstanding arrest warrants for Adjutant alleging that he violated both the conditions of probation and parole as a result of prior convictions for arson and attempted theft. The Wakefield Police Department was seeking Adjutant on an arrest warrant for theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, stemming from an alleged theft of a purse from a vehicle at a Wakefield gas station this past June. Lastly, the Strafford Superior Court had issued an arrest warrant for a probation violation on an original conviction for attempted theft.

This fugitive case took investigators to several parts of NH and VT over the past several months. Last night, it was determined that Adjutant had returned to a residence in Effingham, NH. Members of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including NH Probation and Parole Officers, Carroll County Deputy Sheriff’s, along with the Effingham Police Department went to this residence in Effingham. Officers were met at the door, not by Adjutant but by a viscous dog, which had to be pepper sprayed. During a subsequent search of the residence, Adjutant was located hiding next to a toilet in the bathroom, where he was arrested without any further incident.

Adjutant was booked into the Carroll County Jail on all of his outstanding arrest warrants, and will be held without bail 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 (updated 09/03/2013). 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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