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For Immediate Release

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April 13, 2017 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
U.S. Marshals and Local Police Arrest 'Fugitive Of The Week'
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - Yesterday afternoon, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Michael William Lovely, 33, was located hiding in a locked room of Barrington home on Long Shores Drive. Lovely was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Rochester Police Department alleging multiple assault related charges surrounding an incident in Rochester that resulted in a recent SWAT situation. During that situation, Lovely was able to flee the scene and avoid capture prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Lovely had been featured just yesterday 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.

Yesterday afternoon, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force developed information that led to a residence on Long Shores Drive in Barrington. Although occupants of this home denied knowing where Mr. Lovely was, it was during the search of this residence that Lovely was discovered hiding inside of a locked room. Lovely was arrested without further incident and transported to the Rochester Police Department for processing on his outstanding arrest warrant. After processing and refusing bail, Mr. Lovely was transported to the Strafford County Jail for holding pending his initial court appearance.

This arrest was made through the cooperative efforts of several members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including; Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Protective Service, the Rochester & Barrington Police Departments, US Probation, and deputy US 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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