NH – The United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force is happy to
report that after a lengthy investigation, State of New Hampshire
fugitives, Michael Williams, 32 years-of-age and Kaitlyn Lee, 27
years-of-age were both arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive
Task Force in Dellrose, Tennessee. Three missing children, ages, 12, 9
and 3 years-of-age were also recovered at the scene of the arrest.
The assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was
requested in October 2018, when the custody of the children was granted
to another relative and arrest warrants were issued. At that time,
Williams and Lee had fled New Hampshire with the three minor children.
As a result of the situation surrounding the custody of the children,
Williams has been indicted by a Carroll County Grand Jury with perjury,
interference with custody, breach of bail, obstruction of government
administration, criminal threatening with a weapon and resisting arrest.
The same grand jury indicted Ms. Lee with the offense of perjury.
This was a relentless investigation which was conducted for over a
year and a half with the full cooperation of several law enforcement
agencies in NH, including the Madbury Police Department, the NH State
Police, as well as the Carroll County & Strafford County Sheriff’s
Offices and County Attorneys Offices. The leads in this case spanned the
eastern half of the United States and beyond, with each lead requiring
countless hours of investigation.
Today, as a result of the most
recent investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force
from both Huntsville, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee and countless
members of the their task force, including members of the Lincoln County
Sheriff’s Office both Lee and Williams were arrested without incident at
a residence located in the 100 block of Short Creek in Dellrose,
Tennessee. The three minor children were recovered at the scene and
turned over to the TN Department of Children’s Services, where they will
be held pending their return to their legal guardian as soon as
Lee and Williams were booked into the Lincoln County
Jail and charged as fugitives from justice based on their outstanding
New Hampshire arrest warrants and eventual return to New Hampshire..
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force
in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,908 arrests (Updated
as of 12/16/2019). 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