NH – “Fugitive of the Week,” Thomas Eugene Hicks, 49, was
arrested on Saturday by members of the Salem, NH Police Department. Mr.
Hicks was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for parole violations
stemming from his original conviction and sentence on narcotic charges.
Hicks had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on January
9th. 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
In this case, it was not the “Fugitive of
the Week” feature that led to the arrest of Hicks, but rather his
robbery of a store in Salem that ultimately resulted in his arrest by
the Salem Police Department on Saturday. Hicks was charged with robbery
after taking an item from a store and pushing a store employee as he
attempted to get away. Hicks is being held at the Rockingham County Jail
on these new charges and NH State Parole has filed paperwork to detain
him upon the completion of his ongoing criminal matters.
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
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