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For Immediate Release

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February 08, 2017 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
Tips Lead U.S. Marshals to 'Fugitive of the Week'
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - Early this afternoon, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Jesse Pickard, 29, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in a Concord, New Hampshire apartment. Pickard was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Concord Police Department for failure to register as a sex offender. Pickard is a Tier II sex offender and is required to register as a sex offender for life, based on convictions in 2010 and 2011 for felonious sexual assault out of the Merrimack County Superior Court.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Pickard was featured on February 1st as the “Fugitive of the Week.” The “Fugitive of the Week” 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. The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.

After receiving anonymous tips, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force went to an apartment located in the 100 block of Loudon Road in Concord. Pickard was located and arrested in an apartment that he was living in with a friend. The apartment that Pickard was arrested in is located in the same apartment complex that he was previously registered as a sex offender in. Pickard moved and did not report his new address to the Concord Police Department, which put him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements and forced the issuance of the arrest warrant. Mr. Pickard was transported to the Concord Police Department for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance.

This arrest was made by the cooperative effort of several members of the US Marshal’s - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; the Nashua & Concord Police Departments, 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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