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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 10, 2017 District of New Hampshire, (603)387-6308;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Alert Tipster Points Law Enforcement to “Fugitive of the Week” at Derry Business
Concord, NH - Last evening, “Fugitive of the Week,” Richard Williams, Jr., 38, was arrested by several officers from the Derry Police Department as he attempted to flee out the rear of a family owned business in Derry.

Mr. Williams had been wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Rockingham County for failing to appear on a charge of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Williams was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on June 21st. 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.

Last evening, Task Force Officer/Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Shawn Walmsley, received a tip and quickly turned the information over to the Derry Police Department. Derry officers were able to respond to the business and arrest Williams as he attempted to flee. Deputy Walmsley is a Deputy Sheriff from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. This partnership helps to enhance fugitive operations for both the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Deputy Walmsley said, “I am extremely grateful for the Derry Police Department’s quick response and their successful capture of Williams.” Walmsley continued, “Thank you to everyone that made this arrest happen!”

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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