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For Immediate Release

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April 04, 2017 Jeffrey White, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
Marshals Task Force Arrests Fugitive Sought by Several Agencies
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - Late last night, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive, Alton Ryan, 43 during a vehicle stop on Loudon Road in Concord, NH. Ryan had been wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Concord Police Department in November of 2016 on a charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The NH State Police and other agencies had attempted to stop Alton Ryan in a vehicle multiple times and he fled each time evading arrest.

The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force was requested to assist in this investigation by the NH State Police, as well as the Tilton and Concord Police Departments. Last night, several members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force conducted surveillance in the Concord area, when Ryan was spotted getting into a vehicle at a store on Loudon Road in Concord, NH. This vehicle was surrounded and stopped on Loudon Road, near the intersection of Eastside Drive. Ryan was removed from the vehicle and arrested without incident.

Mr. Ryan was turned over to the Concord Police Department for processing and holding on his outstanding arrest warrants. Additional charges are pending for additional narcotics related items that were discovered during Ryan’s arrest and several other ongoing investigations.

This arrest was made by the extensive efforts of several members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force including; Belknap, Hillsborough, Rockingham & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, the Concord, Franklin, Greenfield, Littleton, Loudon, & Tilton Police Departments, the Federal Protective Service, NH Probation and Parole, along with deputy US Marshals.

U.S. Marshal, David Cargill said, “The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force works seamlessly with every law enforcement agency in the State of New Hampshire, where our common goal is to work together to make our cities and towns safer for everyone.” Cargill continued, “I am very happy that Mr. Ryan was arrested safely and without any incident.”

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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