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For Immediate Release

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October 06, 2020

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Rochester Police Department Arrests 'Fugitive of the Week'

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – The Rochester Police Department located and arrested “Fugitive of the Week”, Reginald Trefethen last night, Trefethen, 27 years-of-age of Rochester, New Hampshire was being sought on a Rockingham County Superior Court warrant alleging that he failed to appear on charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine and being an accomplice to the sale of fentanyl.

This arrest was made by members of the Rochester Police Department when they responded to a call on Charles Street for a reported unwanted person. Upon arrival, the officers made contact with the “Fugitive of the Week”, Reginald Trefethen and arrested him without incident.

Trefethen had been featured last Wednesday (09/30/20) 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” was distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.

Trefethen was initially transported to the Strafford County Jail for processing and holding pending his pick-up by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office for his initial court appearance on Tuesday in Rockingham County Superior Court.

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - 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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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