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For Immediate Release

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January 28, 2019

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 Salem Police Department

Concord, 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 enforcement officers.

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.

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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