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For Immediate Release

February 12, 2016 Jamie Berry, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive Of The Week' Arrested in Rochester
NHJFTF logoConcord, NH - “Fugitive of the Week,” Deanna Spencer, 43, was arrested this morning by the U.S. Marshals Task Force, at an Ela Court apartment in Rochester.

Spencer had been wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, for violations of probation as a result of being convicted and sentenced for drug offenses. Several tips were received placing Spencer at an Ela Court apartment after being featured as this week’s “Fugitive of the Week”.

This arrest was a cooperative investigation by Rochester PD, Strafford and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices, NH Probation/ Parole and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Spencer had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on February 10th, which was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, The Manchester Ink Link and prominently featured on the internet. This program has been a remarkably successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. This case received a lot of additional media coverage throughout New England once the reward was announced.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,216 arrests (Updated as of 12/24/2015). 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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