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For Immediate Release

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August 14, 2017 District of New Hampshire; (603) 387-6308
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Nashua Police Department Arrest “Fugitive of the Week” on Saturday, 8/12/2017
Concord, NH - Late Saturday evening, “Fugitive of the Week,” Christopher Michael Smith, 45, was arrested without incident by members of the Nashua Police Department as a result of an anonymous tip in Nashua (NH).

Smith had been wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for a sex offender registration violation and sales of a controlled drug (methamphetamine). Smith is required to register as a sex offender due to two 1994 convictions out of Strafford County (NH) for aggravated felonious sexual assaults on a victim under the age of 18.

The above arrest warrants were issued on July 6, 2017 and July 12, 2017 and as part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Smith was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on August 9th. 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.

On late Saturday evening, the Nashua Police Department received an anonymous tip that Smith was staying at a residence on Hollis Street in Nashua (NH). The Nashua Police Department acted quickly on the tip and was able to arrest Smith without incident.

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.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined. For more information, go to http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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