For Immediate Release
|March 30, 2016||
Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Two Fugitive Sex Offenders in Strafford County|
NH - Yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force zeroed in
on two fugitive sex offenders. The first, Edward Davis, 56, whose last
known address was in downtown Rochester, NH, was located by the task
force at a new residence in East Rochester. The second, Robert Kean, 34,
whose last known address was in Farmington, NH was arrested the Marshals
task force after leaving a work site in Dover, NH.
Edward Davis, who has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1978 has been required to register as a sex offender since his 1987 conviction for felonious sexual assault on a child between ages 13-16. Davis had been wanted on a Strafford County arrest warrant charging him with Robbery. Additionally, Davis was wanted by the Rochester Police Department for failing to maintain his sex offender registration. Yesterday morning, after watching an area of Main Street in East Rochester, Davis was seen leaving a house. As the task force made its approach, Davis retreated inside the residence. Investigators were able to access the house and arrest Mr. Davis without further incident. Davis was transported to the Strafford County Jail, where he is being held pending his initial court appearance on his two outstanding arrest warrants.
The second arrest by the Marshals Fugitive Task Force was Robert Kean. Kean, who has a criminal history dating back to 2000 has been required to register as a sex offender since his conviction in 2008 for felonious sexual assault on a child between the ages of 13-16. Kean was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Rockingham County for failure to appear on a drug related offense that was issued on March 11th. Additionally, Kean was wanted by the Farmington, NH Police Department for failing to maintain his sex offender registration. Investigators assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force began searching for Kean, shortly after the arrest of Mr. Davis. This search took investigators to several towns throughout Strafford County, eventually leading to Dover, NH. It was after a brief period of surveillance that Kean was observed getting into a car and leaving a residence where he was reportedly working. This vehicle then stopped at a local convenience store, where the task force moved in and took Kean into custody without any issues. Kean was transported to the Rockingham County Jail, where he was processed and is being held pending his court appearances on his two outstanding arrest warrants.
These arrests were a cooperative effort made by members of the U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force including Strafford & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, 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 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.
Photos of Kean and Davis can be located on the NH Sex Offender Registry Web Site at: http://business.nh.gov/NSOR/search.aspx.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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