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For Immediate Release

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September 09, 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
'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested After Chase in Manchester

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – On September 8, 2019, officers from the Manchester Police Department arrested Troy Woodruff, 43, of Manchester. Woodruff was wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for probation violations stemming from his original conviction and sentence for narcotics offenses.

Woodruff had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on August 7, 2019. 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 and the U.S. Marshals had received numerous tips indicating that Woodruff knew he was wanted and had cut his hair in an effort to disguise his appearance. According to the Manchester Police Department press release; yesterday afternoon, officers from the Manchester Police Department saw Woodruff exit a residence on Spruce Street and attempted to arrest him. Woodruff fled, while reaching into his waistband and attempting to conceal himself between vehicles. Woodruff continued to flee over several fences until he was cornered by officers in front of another Spruce Street residence where he was taken into custody without further incident.

After a search of the area, officer’s located Woodruff’s personal property, including a large double-edged knife which he attempted to discard as well as a quantity of methamphetamine concealed on his person. In addition to the outstanding federal arrest warrant, Woodruff was charged with resisting arrest or detention, possession of a controlled drug and being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.

Woodruff is currently being detained at the Hillsborough County Jail and will be arraigned on this new charges later today at the Hillsborough County Superior Court-North. Once Woodruff has cleared up these new charges, he will be turned over to the U.S. Marshals on his federal warrant.

“The U.S. Marshals are grateful for the work of the officers of the Manchester Police Department” said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal, Jeffrey White. White continued, “I am also happy that no one was injured during the arrest of this very dangerous individual.”

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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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