NH – Today’s featured “Fugitive of the Week,” John Arthur
Cathcart, 55 years-of-age, was located sleeping on a porch on Batchelder
Street in Laconia, NH. Mr. Cathcart was being sought on multiple
outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Belknap County Superior Court.
These warrants included failing to appear on a charge of being a felon
in possession of a firearm and failing to appear on three outstanding
Cathcart had just been featured this morning
as the “Fugitive of the Week.” 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 New Hampshire law enforcement officers.
after being featured, members of the US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive
Task Force conducted interviews in the Laconia area. As a result of the
interviews, investigators were pointed to a possible location of
Cathcart. The taskforce checked the porch of a residence located on
Batchelder Street and were able to locate and arrest Mr. Cathcart
without any incident. Cathcart was transported to the Belknap County
Jail for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance.
This arrest was made by several member agencies of the NH Joint
Fugitive Task Force including the Belknap, Strafford & Rockingham County
Sheriff’s Offices along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these
partnerships have resulted in over 8,061 arrests (Updated as of
06/30/2020). 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