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
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