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For Immediate Release

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January 23, 2017 Jamie Berry, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 226-7341
Fugitive Task Force Arrests Portsmouth Man Wanted
for Criminal Threatening With a Deadly Weapon
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - On Friday evening, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, arrested Kejuan Williams, 44, in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Williams was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office for bail violations with original charges of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled drug, stemming from an incident in Portsmouth on September 11, 2016.

On December 24, 2016, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Deputies and Corrections Officers, conducted a check of Williams at his Portsmouth residence when it was noticed that Williams’ GPS monitoring bracelet was not charged, and were unable to locate Williams. An arrest warrant was issued for violation of bail conditions on December 27, 2016, due to Williams’ unknown whereabouts. The NH Joint Fugitive Task Force was asked to assist in the apprehension on January 18, after initial attempts to locate Williams were unsuccessful. On January 20, information was developed that Williams was staying with an associate in the Somersworth area. Williams was located in a residence on Crystal Springs Way, and arrested without incident. Williams was transported to the Rockingham County Department of Correction pending his initial court appearance.

This arrest was made by the cooperative effort of several members of the U.S. Marshal’s, NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; the Rockingham County & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices and Somersworth Police Department, 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 6,628 arrests (Updated as of 12/27/2016).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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