NH – Early this morning, “Fugitive of the Week,” Samuel Jeff
Warren, 31 years-of-age of Rochester was found hiding in a locked
closet. Mr. Warren had been wanted on multiple outstanding arrest
warrants, including a Strafford County warrant for bail
violations/failure to appear on an original narcotics offense, as well
as multiple district court warrants for resisting arrest or detention,
assault and failing to pay restitution on a theft offense.
Warren had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on October 16,
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 U.S. Marshals Service received several tips pointing to the
Rochester, NH area. The NH Joint Fugitive Task Force was able to develop
additional information pointing to an associate’s apartment on Brochu
Court in Rochester. After searching the apartment and not locating Mr.
Warren, three adjacent storage closets were checked, which led to the
discovery of one of the closets being locked and noticeably occupied.
Mr. Warren refused to open the closet door and it was forced open, at
which time Mr. Warren was arrested without further incident.
Warren was transported to the Strafford County Jail for processing, and
is being held pending his initial court appearances at a later date.
This arrest was made with the cooperative support of several members
of the U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force including, members
from the Belknap, Hillsborough, Strafford, & Rockingham County Sheriff’s
Offices, along with several officers from the Rochester Police
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