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For Immediate Release

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December 10, 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' Arrested Without Incident

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – Yesterday, last week’s featured “Fugitive of the Week” was arrested without incident at a NH treatment facility. “Fugitives of the Week,” John Shew, 42, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant alleging that Mr. Shew failed to appear in court on charges of possession of fentanyl and making false reports to law enforcement.

Shew had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” just this past Thursday, December 6th, which 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.

After being featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the Marshals Fugitive Task Force had received multiple tips pointing investigators to a drug treatment facility. Members of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force and local law enforcement went to the facility and were able to take custody of the fugitive without incident.

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal said “Ideally, we don’t want to remove someone in need from a drug treatment facility. Our intention was to arrest and release Mr. Shew with a new court date, but in this case it turned out to be a no bail warrant and Mr. Shew was detained pending his court appearance.” White continued, “We are hopeful that Mr. Shew will see the Rockingham County Judge today and be returned to the program in an effort to continue his path to recovery.”

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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