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For Immediate Release

July 27, 2017 District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Manchester Police Arrest 'Fugitive of the Week' & Fugitive Girlfriend After Tips Received
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - A short time ago, multiple tips were received regarding this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Kyle Bernard Joyce, 31. Tips indicated that Joyce was observed in the area of Queen City Avenue in Manchester, NH. The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force quickly shared this information with the Manchester Police Department. This information was put out to all patrol units in Manchester, which resulted in the quick arrest of Joyce and his girlfriend Melinda Braley, 36 on several outstanding arrest warrants.

Joyce had been wanted on five outstanding Belknap County warrants for failing to appear on charges of forgery, fraud, counterfeiting and bail jumping. Additionally, Joyce had a Hillsborough County warrant for Larceny, as well as several misdemeanor warrants for theft related offenses. Miss. Braley had a Belknap County warrant for failing to appear on drug offenses.

Joyce was just featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on July 26th. 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.

Joyce and Braley were arrested without incident in the area of Bronstein Park in Manchester and transported to the Manchester Police Department for processing and holding on his numerous warrants.

U.S. Marshal David L. Cargill, Jr. said, “Thank you to the hard work of the men and women of the Manchester Police Department, they were able to locate and arrest two fugitives very quickly.” Cargill continued, “We are thankful for the high quality tips that were received today, which greatly accelerated the investigation which led to the safe arrests of both Joyce and Braley.”

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.

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