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For Immediate Release

Contact:
November 21, 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' From July Found Hiding Behind Door

NHJFTF LogoConcord, 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.

Mr. 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 bedroom door.

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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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