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For Immediate Release

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April 01, 2016 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive Of The Week' Surrenders in Florida
 
NHJFTF logoConcord, NH - Word travels fast! This week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Keith Wayne Russell, 43, surrendered this afternoon to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Newport Richey, Florida.

Russell had been wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Strafford County Superior Court, for failure to appear on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle). Shortly after being featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” this past Wednesday, several tips were received indicating that Russell was in the Hudson, Florida area. This information was sent to the Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Florida. Today, prior to the task force being available to attempt to locate Mr. Russell, he called the U.S. Marshal’s Office here in NH. Russell stated that he had heard that he was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” and wanted to surrender. Arrangements to surrender were made between Mr. Russell and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, where he was taken into custody.

Mr. Russell will be processed and detained at the Pasco County Jail where he will be held until he attends a court hearing on this matter. Depending on the outcome of the court hearing in Florida, he could be held without bail, or allowed to report to New Hampshire on his own.

Keith Russell had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” just this past Wednesday 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.

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

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