NH – Early this morning, Daren Keith Gragg, Sr., 43
years-of-age was arrested in a family member’s apartment on Pembroke
Drive in Derry, NH. Mr. Gragg was being sought on a State of New
Hampshire Parole Warrant. Gragg was on parole as a result of being found
guilty and sentenced in connection with multiple firearm related
offenses. Additionally, Gragg has an outstanding arrest warrant for
stalking issued out of the Manchester Police Department.
Gragg had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on July 3, 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.
As a result of this
feature, the U.S. Marshals Service was contacted with information from a
tipster by NH State Parole Officers. This information pointed
investigators to a relative’s apartment in Derry. Members of the NH
Joint Fugitive Task Force went to this apartment, where they were able
to gain access and locate and arrest Mr. Gragg as he was hiding behind a
Gragg was transported to the New Hampshire State
Prison for Men in Concord for processing, and holding pending his
hearing in front of the N.H. State Parole Board.
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
Hillsborough & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, the Federal
Protective Service, officers from the Derry 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 7,751 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