NH – The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force once again made easy
work of locating this week’s “Fugitive of the Week.” Thomas Lee Clements
was wanted on parole violations stemming from his original conviction
and sentence for distribution of narcotics.
Just this morning, Thomas Clements was
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” which was 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.
Shortly after the “Fugitive of
the Week” feature, members of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint
Fugitive Task Force were searching all over Concord, NH after
determining through tipsters that Clements is homeless and often seen on
Main Street in Concord. While checking North Main Street, an individual
strongly resembling Clements was observed in the area of the Speedway
Gas Station on North Main Street riding a bicycle. This individual was
stopped and positively identified as Mr. Clements. Clements did not
offer any resistance and was handcuffed without incident and transported
to the New Hampshire State Prison for Men. Clements will be held in
custody pending his hearing in front of the Parole Board at a later
This arrest was made by several members of the U.S.
Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; Belknap, Rockingham,
& Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, Federal Protective Service along
with deputy U.S. Marshals.
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.
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