For Immediate Release
|May 23, 2018||
Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S.
District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in Italy|
Last week’s “Fugitive of
the Week”, Julion Parker, 26, was located and arrested in Italy on
Monday, May 21st.
On May 16, 2018, Mr. Parker had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” after being indicted in Federal Court in Concord, NH by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and making false statements during the acquisition of a firearm. Parker had a prior similar case in 2012 and is alleged to have once again obtained a firearm illegally in 2017 resulting in these new charges.
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.
After Parker was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” we did receive several tips on this investigation, but it was the hard work of deputy U.S. Marshals that developed information that Parker had fled the country and was using the new identity of Andrew Owen Lima. The United States Marshals Service was able to coordinate with multiple federal agencies in an effort to locate and interrupt Mr. Parker’s travels. This happened during the evening hours of Monday, May 21st as Mr. Parker arrived on a flight into Rome, Italy. Parker was arrested and is currently being detained pending the decision to either deport Mr. Parker to the United States or to go through a formal extradition proceeding in Italy.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,253 arrests (Updated as of 04/29/2018). 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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