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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 24, 2018 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal (603) 387-6308;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Today’s 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - Shortly after being featured as today’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Scott Cross, 56, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in Manchester.

Information was quickly developed indicating that Mr. Cross was residing in an apartment at a residence in the 50 block of Ash Street in Manchester, NH. Several members of the fugitive task force responded to this residence, where it was determined that Cross was inside of the apartment and refusing to open the door. The fugitive task force was able to force entry into the apartment, where Mr. Cross was located and arrested without further incident. This arrest was a combined effort of several agencies that are members of the fugitive task force including; Belknap, Hillsborough. Rockingham & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, Federal Protective Service and deputy U.S. Marshals.

Mr. Cross was wanted on a federal arrest warrant for supervised release violations stemming from an original conviction and sentence for failing to register as a sex offender. Cross is required to register as a sex offender due to a 1992 New Hampshire conviction for aggravated felonious sexual assault. Mr. Cross was transported to the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH, where he will be processed and held pending his initial court appearance at later time today.

Scott Cross had been featured just this morning as the “Fugitive of the Week” (January 24, 2017). The “Fugitive of the Week” had been 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 the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,029 arrests (Updated as of 12/18/2017). 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, 8 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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