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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 27, 2016 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive Of The Week' Arrested by Boscawen Police
 
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - This past Monday, officers from the Boscawen Police Department arrested fugitive, Eric Todd. Eric Michael Todd, 27, has been wanted by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections Parole Board since July 30th, 2015. Todd was on parole as a part of his conviction and sentence for burglaries.

Todd was featured twice as the U.S. Marshals, “Fugitive of the Week,” including once in August, 2015 and again in February of this year. 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.

The “Fugitive of the Week” feature produced numerous tips on the possible location of Todd, throughout the Concord area. Most recently, these tips to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were pointing to the Penacook area. Fortunately on Monday, another sharp-eyed tipster spotted Todd in the area of the Hannah Dustin Bridge in Boscawen and contacted the Boscawen Police Department. Boscawen officers responded to the area and located the described person, at which time he identified himself as Todd Sweeney. After some research by the Boscawen officer, Todd Sweeney was positively identified as the fugitive Eric Michael Todd. Todd confessed to his true identity and stated “Do you think I’m going to give my real name, when I’ve been wanted for a year?”

Todd was arrested without further incident and transported to the Merrimack County Jail, for processing and holding on a charge for providing false information to law enforcement, as well as his parole violation. Todd has since been returned to the NH State Prison, where he will soon face the parole board and learn what his additional term of incarceration will be.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., said “Thank you to the Boscawen Police Department, for locating and arresting Todd after his 10 months on the run.” Cargill continued, “Our local police officers are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help make all of us safer, and we greatly appreciate the work they do every day!”

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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