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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 19, 2018 Brandon Wilson, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 230-0217
;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
'Fugitive of the Week', Nicholas Peterson, Surrenders After Multi-Agency Investigation 
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - “Fugitive of the Week”, Nicholas Peterson, 25, surrendered this morning to the Haverhill Police Department. Peterson surrendered after feeling both the pressure of investigators closing in on his location and his family and friends encouraging him to surrender.

On April 4, 2018 Mr. Peterson was featured as the District of New Hampshire Fugitive of the Week. Based on numerous tips and a search of local databases it was determined Mr. Peterson was residing with his family off of Pettyboro Road in Bath. Yesterday, members from the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force (this includes Belknap, Hillsborough and Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, Federal Protective Services Special Agents and Deputy U.S. Marshals), Vermont USMS Task Force (this includes Federal Protective Service Special Agents and Deputy U.S. Marshals), Bath Police Department and Sugar Hill Police Department conducted an extensive search of Peterson’s family home and property. Although, Mr. Peterson was not located at the time; Mr. Peterson ended up turning himself in to the Haverhill Police Department this morning. Mr. Peterson would not have turned himself in if it was not for the work conducted by all the agencies involved.

Mr. Peterson was wanted on a Grafton County Superior Court warrant for failure to appear on a charge of 2nd degree assault. This warrant had been issued on April 11, 2017.

Nicholas Peterson had been featured back on April 4th 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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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