NH – The United States Marshals Service is happy to announce
the arrest of “Fugitive of the Week,” Meghan Elizabeth Donnelly.
After being wanted for ten months, “Fugitive of the Week” Meghan
Donnelly, 29 years-of-age, was arrested without incident this morning.
Ms. Donnelly had been featured on December 16, 2020 as the “Fugitive of
the Week” for the U.S. Marshals in New Hampshire. Donnelly was being
sought on two outstanding arrest warrants, including a Strafford County
Superior Court warrant issued in March 2020 for failing to appear on a
charge of possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Additionally,
Donnelly was wanted on a warrant issued by the Carroll County Superior
Court for failing to appear on a narcotics possession charge issued this
As stated above, Ms. Donnelly had been featured
as the “Fugitive of the Week” on December 16th 2020 which 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.
result of the tips received, members of the U.S. Marshals - New
Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force conducted surveillance this morning
and observed Donnelly as a passenger in a vehicle on Route 108 in
Somersworth, NH. This vehicle was stopped by investigators on Blackwater
Road in Somersworth and Donnelly was arrested without incident.
Ms. Donnelly was brought to the Strafford County Jail for processing and
holding on her outstanding arrest warrants pending her initial court
appearance in the coming days.
This arrest was made by several
member agencies of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force including, the
Rockingham, and Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, the Greenfield (NH)
Police Department along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force
in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,218 arrests (Updated
as of 12/16/2020). 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