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For Immediate Release

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February 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
This Week 'Fugitive of the Week' Located in Washington

Concord, 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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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