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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
Retired Police Officer Spots U.S. Marshals 'Fugitive of the Week'

NHJFTF LogoConcord, 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.

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

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