NH – At about midnight, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task
Force arrested Fugitive of the Week, Jeffrey Nickerson in Alton, NH.
Nickerson, 29 was last known to have ties to Alton, Pittsfield and
Nickerson was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants issued by
the Pittsfield, Barnstead and the Laconia Police Departments. The
outstanding arrest warrants were for 3 charges of failure to register as a
sex offender, burglary, theft of a vehicle and escape. Since the issuance of
the arrest warrants for Nickerson, the Pittsfield and the Barnstead Police
Departments had requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task
Force in an effort to locate and arrest Nickerson. Nickerson is required by
law to register as a sex offender based on a 1994 conviction in Middlesex
County, Massachusetts for three counts of Sexual Assault.
As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Nickerson was aired
just yesterday 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. Nickerson had contacted
investigators, and had indicated several times that he was going to
surrender to the Fugitive Task Force on the outstanding warrants. After
Nickerson missed several opportunities to surrender, the Fugitive Task Force
intensified its search for Nickerson. Information developed by investigators
and through tips led the task force to an apartment on Main Street in Alton,
NH. During a search of this apartment, Nickerson was located hiding in a
corner next to a bureau and a rear door. Nickerson quickly realized that he
could not flee with the Alton Police K-9 outside the door. Nickerson was
arrested without any further incident.
Nickerson was turned over to the Pittsfield and Epsom Police Departments.
Nickerson was transported to the Merrimack County Jail, where he will be
held pending his in initial court appearance.
Several members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New Hampshire
participated in this arrest, including task force officers from the
Hillsborough and Belknap County Sheriff’s Offices, NH State Police, with the
assistance of the Alton Police Department with his K-9 along with deputy
U.S. Marshals. Several other police departments participated in this
investigation and their efforts were also greatly appreciated.
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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