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For Immediate Release

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August 24, 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
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests 'Fugitive of the Week' in Texas

NHJFTF LogoConcord, 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!”

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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