NH – The U.S. Marshals Service is happy to announce the arrest
of “Fugitive of the Week,” Jamie Pointer, 32. On August 18th, a retired
police officer spotted the “Fugitive of the Week,” as he was leaving a
Greenland, NH Truck Stop. Pointer was seen walking towards the C & J Bus
Terminal on Grafton Drive, where members of the Portsmouth Police
Department were able to safely arrest Mr. Pointer without incident.
Mr. Pointer was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants,
including; a NH Parole warrant stemming from an original conviction and
sentence for robbery, as well as a warrant issued by the Portsmouth
Police Department for aggravated assault.
Pointer had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on June 13th. 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.
Pointer’s arrest, he was brought to the Portsmouth Police Department for
processing on his outstanding arrest warrant and sent to the Rockingham
County Jail for holding pending his initial court appearance.
U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., said “We are incredibly grateful to the
retired officer that spotted Mr. Pointer and called the police.” Cargill
continued, “Even as a retired police officer, you don’t lose those
skills and will always maintain that keen sense of awareness, which
definitely helped in this case….Thank 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.
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