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For Immediate Release

March 15, 2018 Brandon Wilson, Deputy U.S. Marshal,
District of New Hampshire (603) 230-0217;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
'Fugitve of the Week', James Porter, Arrested by Jaffrey Police
New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force LogoConcord, NH - James Porter, 47, was featured as the fugitive of the week on March 7 and was arrested yesterday by an officer with the Jaffrey Police Department.

After Mr. Porter was featured as the fugitive of the week the Jaffrey Police Department reached out to the Marshals Service to confirm the warrant as members within the Jaffrey Police Department are very familiar with Mr. Porter. Late yesterday, Mr. Porter was arrested without incident as he exited the Dollar General in Jaffrey. This arrest was made possible by the communication between the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Jaffrey Police Department.

Mr. Porter was wanted on a federal arrest warrant for supervised release violations stemming from an original conviction and sentence for interstate transportation of stolen goods. Today, Mr. Porter was transported to the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH, where he will be processed and held pending his initial court appearance at a later time today.

James Porter had been featured March 7 as the “Fugitive of the Week”. 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.

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