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For Immediate Release

September 19, 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' Found in Franklin Garage Apartment

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – Last evening, members of the U.S. Marshals - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Franklin Police Department, arrested Fugitive of the Week, Desiree Manley, 32 years-of-age. Ms. Manley was wanted on an outstanding Merrimack County Superior Court arrest warrant for probation violations stemming from original convictions for drug offense, reckless conduct and operating a motor vehicle after being deemed a habitual offender.

Manley had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” this past Wednesday. 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 U.S. Marshals Service continued to work every lead and developed some information through interviews with several people in the Franklin area. Last night, this information eventually led members of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force to an apartment inside of a garage at a residence on New Hampton Road in Franklin. The task force, with the assistance of the Franklin Police Department approached the apartment, where they were able to clearly see Manley inside the residence through a window. After entering the apartment, Manley was arrested without incident.

Manley was transported to the Franklin Police Department for processing, and was held at the Merrimack County Jail pending her initial court appearance at a later time.

This arrest was made with the cooperative effort of several members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force including, members from the Hillsborough & Merrimack County Sheriff’s Offices, the Franklin, Greenfield, Sanbornton and Andover Police Departments, NH Probation and Parole, the Concord Crimeline, 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 7,751 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.

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