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For Immediate Release

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July 11, 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
Numerous Tips Lead to the Quick Arrest of This Week’s 'Fugitive of the Week'

New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task ForceConcord, NH – Last evening, this week’s featured “Fugitive of the Week,” Edward Coleman III, 44, was arrested by the Dover Police Department. Coleman was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants, including a parole violation warrant, stemming from his 2012 conviction for two counts of felonious sexual assault on a victim under age 16 and two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault on a victim under the age of 13. Additionally, Coleman was wanted on two outstanding Dover Police Department warrants for failing to maintain his sex offender registration.

Mr. Coleman was just featured yesterday as the “Fugitive of the Week.” 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 an extremely 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.

Shortly after Coleman was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” numerous tips were received by members of the U.S. Marshals Service. As a result of these tips, it was learned that Coleman was residing at an apartment complex located on Old Madbury Lane in Dover. Last evening, the final tip confirmed that Coleman was currently in the apartment and the Dover Police Department was dispatched to the complex. When officers arrived, Coleman initially refused to open the door to the apartment, but after a short period of time the officers were able to enter the apartment where they arrested Coleman without further incident. Coleman was transported to the Strafford County Jail for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance on the outstanding Dover warrants. After the Dover charges are resolved, Coleman will be returned to the NH State Prison for Men on his parole violation.

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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