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For Immediate Release

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September 14, 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' Feature Pressures Fugitive to Surrender

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – The U.S. Marshals Service is happy to announce that this week’s “Fugitive of the Week” surrendered late last night at the Rochester Police Department. “Fugitive of the Week,” Charlene Doucette, 29, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for bail violations, stemming from an original charge of possession of heroin/fentanyl. This Strafford County arrest warrant had been outstanding for almost a year.

Doucette had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on September 12th. 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 being featured just this past Wednesday, Doucette felt the pressure to surrender and did the right thing by surrendering at the Rochester Police Department at approximately 11:30 pm last night. Doucette was processed and transported to the Strafford County Jail for holding pending her initial court appearance later today.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., said “The good reputation of the “Fugitive of the Week” program and the U.S. Marshals - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is definitely a force to contend with.” Cargill continued, “Once people find out they are on the list of the fugitive task force, they have a choice to make. We are glad that Ms. Doucette made the right choice by surrendering.”

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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