For Immediate Release
|October 23, 2017||
District of New Hampshire; (603) 387-6308
USMS Office of Public Affairs; (703) 740-1699
|“Fugitive of the Week” Arrested by Laconia Police|
– Laconia Police officers arrested Saturday night in Wyatt Park a man recently featured as a U.S. Marshals “Fugitive of the Week”.
The police were investigating a suspicious person call and possible overdose off Champlin Street when they discovered Eric Prescott, 32, who fled as officers approached. Officers gave chase and caught Prescott, and after a brief struggle, he was arrested and charged with resisting arrest.
Prescott was wanted on an outstanding parole warrant, issued in relation to Prescott’s prior conviction and sentence for attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault and sexual assault.
Prescott had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on October 11. The “Fugitive of the Week” segment 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.
Since Prescott was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the Marshals Fugitive Task Force received and investigated numerous tips indicating that Prescott was still in the Laconia area. The Laconia Police Department was able to locate and arrest Prescott after responding to a suspicious person call.
Prescott was transported to the Belknap County Jail, where he will be held without bail on his resisting arrest charges and his pending return to the NH State Prison on his parole violation.
U.S. Marshal, David L. Cargill, Jr. said, “Thanks to the public’s willingness to keep their community safe and the rapid response of the Laconia Police Department, this dangerous felon is once again off the streets.”
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,806 arrests (as of May 2017). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, seven regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries..
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