Concord, NH – Early this morning,
members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Fugitive of the
Week, Luis Felipe Rodriguez in Fall River, Mass. Rodriguez, 29, was last
known to reside in one of the following areas; Taunton, Fall River, Mass.
area and the Bangor, Maine, but his exact location was unknown until early
Rodriguez was being sought by the New Hampshire State Police on an
outstanding arrest warrant for possession with intent to distribute both
cocaine and heroin. These charges stem from a traffic stop in December, 2013
on I-95. This stop led the trooper to impound the vehicle until a search
warrant was obtained. As a result of this search, cocaine and heroin, as
well as evidence that it belonged to Rodriguez was discovered inside the
car. Upon the issuance of the arrest warrant for Rodriguez, the NH State
Police requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in
an effort to locate and arrest Rodriguez out of state.
As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Rodriguez was aired
this week as the 'Fugitive of the Week'. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is
broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The
Patch and is prominently featured on the internet. Information developed by
investigators led the task force to Rodriguez's girlfriend’s apartment on
Robeson Street in Fall River, Mass. During a search of this residence,
Rodriguez was located and arrested without incident.
Rodriguez was turned over to the Fall River Police Department, where he will
be processed as a fugitive from justice. Rodriguez will go to court today in
Fall River District Court and will likely be held, pending his return to New
Hampshire to face the possession with intent to distribute cocaine and
Several members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New Hampshire,
Maine and Massachusetts participated in this arrest, including task force
officers from the N.H., Maine, and Mass. State Police, officers from the
Brockton and Fall River Police Departments, along with 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.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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