NH – Shortly after being featured this morning as the
“Fugitive of the Week,” Robert Wood, 80, was located at a nursing
facility in the Manchester, NH area. Mr. Wood was being sought for
failing to register as a sex offender. Wood is required to register as a
sex offender as a result of a 1994 conviction for five (5) counts of
felonious sexual assault on a victim under the age of sixteen (16).
Wood had been featured just this morning 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” continues to be 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.
After the feature was
aired, the Manchester Police Department received a telephone call from
Mr. Wood’s guardian confirming the whereabouts of Mr. Wood at a local
nursing facility. At this time Mr. Wood’s registration status has been
updated and the warrant has been withdrawn due to his physical
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint
Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over
7,751 arrests (Updated as of 07/25/2019).
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency