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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 26, 2021 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals 'Fugitive of the Week' Surrenders to Courts

Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force was happy to learn that “Fugitive of the Week” Thomas Towle has surrendered to the courts.

It was learned late last week that “Fugitive of the Week,” Thomas James Towle, 37 years-of-age, who was last known to reside in Milton, NH, had contacted his attorney. Through his attorney, arrangements were made with both the Strafford & Carroll County Superior Courts to make Mr. Towle available for court hearings in reference to his ongoing narcotics cases.

Mr. Towle had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 7th. Towle was being sought by both the Carroll County and the Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices on two Possession of Methamphetamine charges. Prior attempts to arrest Mr. Towle were unsuccessful and the US Marshals were requested to assist in his apprehension. The “Fugitive of the Week” was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, 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 over 500 fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.

U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, “I am very pleased to hear that Mr. Towle made the right choice to contact his attorney and make arrangements to surrender to the courts.” Willard continued, “This is the first step necessary to get this matter resolved and move on with his life.”

Since the 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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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