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.
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!”
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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