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For Immediate Release

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July 18, 2018

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by the Fugitive Task Force Shortly After Show

NHJFTF LogoConcord, 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 date.

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

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