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For Immediate Release

Contact:
November 06, 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
Tips Lead Local Police to Arrest 'Fugitive of the Week'

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – Shortly after last week’s program, several tips came into the U.S. Marshals indicating that “Fugitive of the Week,” Donald James, 55, was in Portland, Maine. James, was featured on Halloween as the “Fugitive of the Week” here in New Hampshire. Mr. James was wanted on a federal arrest warrant for violating his conditions of supervised release as a result of a prior conviction and sentence for access device/bank fraud.

Based on the tips that came in to the US Marshals in New Hampshire pointing to Maine, this information was relayed to our Portland, Maine office, who immediately attempted to locate James in the area of a homeless shelter in downtown Portland. The information regarding James was also shared with the Portland Police Department. On Friday, the Portland Police Department was dispatched to a domestic assault call in the area that involved James, where he was arrested without incident. James was turned over to the US Marshals on the outstanding Federal warrant.

On October 31st, James had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week.” 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, The Rochester Voice 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.

Yesterday, James was transferred to the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH where he had his initial court appearance and was ordered held in custody pending his supervised release violation hearing at a later date.

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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