NH – “Fugitive of the Week,” Bart Werdelin, 46, was located in
the State of Washington. Werdelin was wanted on an outstanding
Rockingham County (NH) arrest warrant for failing to appear on a charge
of aggravated felonious sexual assault.
As part of this
investigation, Bart Werdelin had just been featured as the “Fugitive of
the Week” this past Wednesday. 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.
It was learned today, that
officers of the Issaquah (WA) Police Department located Werdelin as a
patient in a Washington Hospital, where he was arrested without
incident. Mr. Werdelin is currently being held on $100,000.00 bail at
the King County (WA) Jail as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding
Rockingham County (NH) arrest warrant. Werdelin will be detained pending
his return to New Hampshire.
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
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