NH – Once again, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force proves
that leaving the State of New Hampshire will not protect a fugitive from
arrest. Yesterday, Kevin J. Fields, 35, was located and arrested in
Copperas Cove, Texas.
Fields was wanted on a Federal arrest
warrant issued out of the U.S. District Court in New Hampshire on July
10, 2018. This warrant was for supervised release violations, stemming
from an original conviction and sentence for possession of stolen
government property with the intent to distribute.
Mr. Fields had
been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” twice this month, including
August 8th and August 22nd. This feature 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.
This feature proved to be
valuable in gathering some basic information through tips. This
information was further developed by a deputy U.S. Marshal here in New
Hampshire which led to us sending a lead to our partners with the U.S.
Marshals, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin, Texas. Yesterday
afternoon, members of the task force conducted surveillance in the area
of one of Fields’ known associates in the 200 block of West Avenue G in
Copperas Cove. During surveillance, Fields was seen exiting the
residence and sitting on the front steps. The arrest team moved in and
arrested Fields without any incident. Mr. Fields was brought to the Bell
County Jail for processing and holding on his outstanding arrest
warrant. Mr. Fields will have an initial court appearance in the coming
days at the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas prior to being returned
to New Hampshire.
U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., said “The old
adage, ‘you can run, but you can’t hide’ is even stronger today than it
was in the past.” Cargill continued, “The U.S. Marshals Service has a
very strong network across the country and around the world to find
these people that think they can hide…we will find you!”
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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