NH – On Monday evening, New Haven (CT) Police Department
responded to a report of two people trespassing at a construction site.
A short distance from the construction site, a male and a female were
stopped. Both people did not have any identification and the female
identified herself as “Stacy McGuire.” The police department was unable
to give them a misdemeanor summons for the trespassing, because they did
not have any positive identification. Both “McGuire” and her companion
were transported to the detention facility for processing. Through this
process, the officers were able to positively identify Stacy McGuire as
Belknap County escape fugitive, Holly Wilson.
Wilson had been
wanted by the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office since July 3rd, when she
had cut off her electronic monitoring bracelet as part of the community
corrections program. Wilson was on community corrections due to a drug
offense. Investigators had been actively trying to locate Wilson since
the escape and this past Wednesday, she was featured as the “Fugitive of
the Week.” Numerous tips were received indicating that Wilson had fled
New Hampshire, which greatly extended the search area.
Fortunately for investigators in New Hampshire, the New Haven police
officers went the extra step in determining the true identity of
McGuire. Since Wilson’s arrest by the New Haven Police Department, she
has been held in custody and charged as a fugitive from justice based on
the New Hampshire escape warrant. Wilson will have a court hearing in
New Haven to determine whether she will fight her return to New
Hampshire to face the Belknap County escape charge.
“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.
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
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