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For Immediate Release

March 09, 2016 Jamie Berry, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive Of The Week' Michael Rand Arrested at Rochester Hotel
NHJFTF logoConcord, NH - “Fugitive of the Week,” Michael Rand Jr., 30, was arrested this afternoon by the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in Rochester.

Rand had been wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office for a probation violation with an original offense of resisting arrest. Since Rand was highlighted as “Fugitive of the Week” today, numerous tips have been received and are still being received about the whereabouts of Rand. Tipsters placed Rand at the Holiday Inn on Route 11, in Rochester. Investigators went to the hotel and immediately spotted Rand exiting the hotel. Rand was arrested without incident and transported to the Strafford County Department of Corrections; where he is awaiting arraignment.

Rand had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” today, 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.

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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