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For Immediate Release

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December 11, 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 by Nashua Police at Local Motel

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – Last night, “Fugitive of the Week” Dawn Russo was apprehended at a motel in Nashua. Russo, 42, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Belknap County Superior Court alleging that Ms. Russo failed to appear in court on a charge of first degree assault.

Russo had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on September 26th. 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.

After being featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the Marshals Fugitive Task Force had received multiple tips pointing investigators to several areas in Manchester, which did not result in the arrest of Russo. It was not until last night, that officers from the Nashua Police Department were able to develop information indicating that Russo was staying in a local mote on Progress Avenue in Nashua, where she was reportedly involved in narcotic related activities. The Nashua Police Department went to the motel and was able to locate and arrest Russo. Russo was arrested without incident on several outstanding arrest warrants, including; Belknap County warrant for 1st degree assault; Hillsborough County-South for possession of controlled drugs; Hillsborough County-North for theft; Strafford County for theft, Merrimack County for theft and a NH State Police warrant for obstruction of government administration.

Russo was processed at the Nashua Police Department on the outstanding arrest warrants and held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending her upcoming court appearances.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,475 arrests (Updated as of 12/10/2018). 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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