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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 11, 2016 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
 
 Nashua Police Arrest 'Fugitive Of The Week' From February
Violent tendencies and Armed & Dangerous
 

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - Last night, officers from the Nashua Police Department arrested a fugitive that had been in hiding since his warrant was issued on January 11, 2016. Bryan Michael Schofield, 24, was wanted on a Rockingham County arrest warrant for failure to appear on five counts of first degree assault and burglary.

The offenses allege that Schofield failed to appear for breaking into a Derry residence at night and stabbing a victim five times with a knife. Based on the original offense charged, Mr. Schofield was considered to be armed and dangerous, as well as violent. On February 3, 2016, Schofield was featured as the U.S. Marshals, “Fugitive of the Week.” This feature produced several tips early on in the investigation, but none of the tips led to the location and arrest of Schofield. Last night, officers from the Nashua Police Department had contact with Schofield during the early evening hours at a restaurant on E. Hollis Street. It was during this contact that the officers learned that Schofield was wanted on the outstanding warrant for failure to appear on multiple first degree assault charges. Schofield was arrested without incident and brought to the Nashua Police Department for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance on these very serious offenses.

The “Fugitive of the Week” is aired each Wednesday 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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