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For Immediate Release

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May 09, 2016

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal;
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632

 
  Fugitive Gang Member Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Manchester
 
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – A fugitive gang member with violent tendencies was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force a short time ago. Jose Gonzalez, 39, was arrested by members of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force at a residence in the 200 block of Calef Road in Manchester.

Gonzalez was wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for supervised release violations; he was on supervised release as a part of his conviction and sentence for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Mr. Gonzalez was featured as the U.S. Marshal’s “Fugitive of the Week” on April 20, 2016. This feature produced numerous tips, which were thoroughly investigated by the task force. Several recent tips were received indicating that Gonzalez had been staying at an apartment on Calef Road. This recent information caused investigators to respond to the Calef Road residence. After approaching the residence, Gonzalez came out and surrendered after realizing that the house was surrounded and he could not escape.

This arrest was made by several members of U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; Strafford & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, U.S. Department of State, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), deputy U.S. Marshals, along with officers from the Manchester Police Department. This team approach ensured the safety of all members of the fugitive task force and the public.

After his arrest, Gonzalez was transported to the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance later this afternoon.

Gonzalez had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 20, 2016, 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 6,340 arrests (Updated as of 05/03/2016). 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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