For Immediate Release
Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S.
District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|Hunt for 'Fugitive of the Week' Leads to Trio of Arrests in Farmington|
This week’s “Fugitive of
the week”, Scott Pelletier, 47 was located and arrested in Farmington
along with two of his friends this morning.
Just this past Wednesday, Mr. Pelletier had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Pelletier was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants, including two narcotic charges out of Strafford County Superior Court, as well as a theft of services and a simple assault charges out of Rochester District Court.
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.
The calls started to come in shortly after Mr. Pelletier was featured on Wednesday morning. These calls all pointed to a remote residence off of Meaderboro Road in Farmington, NH. Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along with several officers from the Farmington Police Department went to this residence and was able to locate and arrest Mr. Pelletier. In addition to Pelletier, two of his friends were found to have outstanding arrest warrants and were also arrested. They were;
Shawn Sullivan, 47 was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Rochester District Court for Criminal Trespass. Sullivan was held at the Strafford County Jail in lieu of a $250 bail
Kevin Henderson, 46 was arrested on two outstanding warrants; the first was issued by the Strafford County Superior Court for Failure to appear on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug (No bail), and the second was for narcotic charges and operating a vehicle with a loaded firearm which had a bail set in the amount of $1,000.
Pelletier, Sullivan and Henderson were all transported to the Strafford County Jail, where they will be held pending their initial court appearances.
“The Fugitive Task Force would like to thank the entire Farmington Police Department for their support and assistance in this investigation, without this level of teamwork between our agencies, these arrests would not have been possible.”
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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