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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 31, 2018 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal (603) 387-6308;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force Captures 'Fugitive of the Week'
Wanted for Parole Violations, Sexual Assault & Impersonating a Police Officer
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - Late this morning, members of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive task force were able to capture “Fugitive of the Week,” Robert Eaton, 29, during a motor vehicle stop in Manchester, NH.

Robert Eaton had been featured as the first “Fugitive of the Week” of 2018 on January 3rd. 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.

Mr. Eaton was wanted on two arrest warrants. The first was a NH Parole warrant for an underlying offense of larceny. The second more serious warrant issued by the Haverhill (MA) Police Department alleges that Mr. Eaton impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a female while impersonating a police officer.

After nearly a month of intensive investigation by the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, information was finally developed that pointed investigators to an abandoned warehouse on Varney Street in Manchester, NH. Investigators conducted surveillance at this location and were able to see Mr. Eaton as the passenger in a vehicle near the warehouse. The task force was able to quickly surround the vehicle and arrest Mr. Eaton without any issues. Mr. Eaton was transported to the Rockingham County Jail to be processed on his outstanding Parole Violation warrant, as well as charged as a fugitive from justice on the Haverhill, MA warrant for sexual assault and impersonating a police officer.

This investigation was truly a combined effort of every member of the fugitive of the task force, along with several officers from the Seabrook, Derry, Salisbury, and Haverhill (MA) Police Departments. Today’s arrest was made by several agencies that are members of the fugitive task force including; Hillsborough, Rockingham & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices and Federal Protective Service.

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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