NH – Around noon today, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,”
Seamus Murphy, 37, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH
Joint Fugitive Task Force in Chester, NH. The Marshals were looking for
Murphy on a warrant alleging violations of his conditions of supervised
release. Murphy is on supervised release as part of his sentence after
being convicted of bank robbery in the U.S. District Court for New
Hampshire back in 2016.
Murphy was featured just 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 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 were received by
the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force pointing to a possible
employer and residence on Fremont Street in Chester, NH. As a result of
this information, members of the task force went to this location today
shortly after noon-time and were able to locate and arrest Mr. Murphy
without any incident.
Murphy has been transported to the U.S.
District Court in Concord, NH, where he will have an initial court
appearance later today.
This arrest was made by several members
of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the
Hillsborough, Rockingham & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, the
Greenfield Police Department along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
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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