For Immediate Release
|June 29, 2017||
District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|“Fugitive of the Week,” Arrested in Concord Apartment|
Concord, NH -
Early this afternoon, “Fugitive of the Week,”
Ronaldo Lucien Towers, 32, was arrested without incident by the by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive
Task Force at a Christian Avenue apartment in Concord.
Mr. Towers had been wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. The first was issued by Merrimack County for probation violations, stemming from a prior conviction for failing to register as a sex offender. The second warrant was issued by the Concord Police Department for new offenses including, failing to maintain his sex offender registration and on a theft charge. Mr. Towers is required to register as a sex offender as a result of a 2007 conviction in the State of Maine for felonious sexual assault on a victim between the ages of thirteen and sixteen.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Towers 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.
This arrest was made through a cooperative effort of several partner agencies of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including; Belknap, Hillsborough & Merrimack County Sheriff’s Offices, the Concord 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 6,806 arrests (Updated as of 5/25/2017). 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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