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For Immediate Release

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March 23, 2016 Jamie Berry, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive Of The Week' Arrested Hiding Out in Kelley Street Apartment
 
NHJFTF logoConcord, NH - “Fugitive of the Week,” Micky Garst, 25, was arrested this afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Garst was featured as last week's U.S. Marshals - "Fugitive of the Week". Mr. Garst was wanted on an outstanding Hillsborough County arrest warrant for failure to appear on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Based on this offense, Garst was considered to be armed and dangerous.

This afternoon, members of the task force from several agencies including; Hillsborough & Strafford County Sheriff's Offices, the Greenfield Police Department, along with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deputy US Marshals, made a concentrated effort in Manchester to locate Mr. Garst. After several hours of interviews and surveillance, it was determined that Garst was hiding out in an apartment in the 300 block of Kelley Street in Manchester. Members of the task force approached the apartment and when Garst did not respond to requests to open the door, entry was forced. Once inside the apartment Garst was quickly located and arrested without further incident.

Garst was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail, where he will be held pending his court hearing regarding his failure to appear.

The “Fugitive of the Week” program is 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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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