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For Immediate Release

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July 15, 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
2015 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in the Dominican Republic and Returned to New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Last Thursday, 2015 “Fugitive of the Week,” Felix Aguilar, 42, was extradited from the Dominican Republic by the U.S. Marshals Service. Aguilar, who has many aliases including Antonio Rios and Manuel Tejeda-Santana was wanted on a 2015 Rockingham County charge of sale/dispensing a controlled drug with death resulting.

Aguilar had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on October 28, 2015. 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.

Several tips came into the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force indicating that Aguilar had fled the United States and was residing in the Dominican Republic. This information was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals in the Dominican Republic who worked with local authorities to locate Aguilar. On May 9, 2019, Aguilar was arrested in the Dominican Republic and went through the extradition process in the Dominican Republic. Last Thursday, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force returned Aguilar to the United States. Aguilar is now in the custody of the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and is being held at the jail on a $500,000 bail.

U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “This arrest shows the international reach of the U.S. Marshals Service.” Willard continued, “A fugitive might think they are safe from arrest in a foreign country, but I assure you they are not and they will be brought to justice!”

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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