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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 21, 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 Task Force Arrests Two Fugitives in Strafford County Today

Concord, NH – This morning, the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force began working on this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Travis Michael Magoon. These efforts paid off with Magoon’s arrest in Strafford, NH.

Magoon, 37 years-of-age, was last known to reside in Gilford, NH but had relocated and his whereabouts were unknown. Mr. Magoon was just featured this morning as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Magoon was being sought on a Belknap County arrest warrant for failing to appear in an case alleging the offense of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.

As part of the search for Magoon, he was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” this morning. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-FM, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link, The Rochester & Lebanon 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.

Members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force worked together this morning conducting research and interviews to develop a new possible location for Magoon. These efforts led investigators to a family member’s residence in Strafford, NH. At this residence, Travis Magoon was found residing in a camper at the rear of the property. Magoon was arrested without incident and transported directly to the Belknap County Jail, where he will be processed nd held without bail pending his initial court appearance later today in the Belknap County Superior Court.

This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force were actively searching for multi-state fugitive, Tyler Christopher Leary. Leary, 29 years-of-age, who was last known to reside in Rochester, NH was being sought by the State of Maine for failing to appear on a narcotics charge, as well as being sought in New Hampshire for failing to appear in Strafford County Superior Court on a charge of possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Additionally, Leary recently amassed a third arrest warrant issued out of the Dover (NH) District Court alleging that he was in violation of a protective order and two counts of criminal threatening: fear of bodily harm.

This afternoon, members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force were checking possible locations for Leary, when one of the investigators spotted Mr. Leary in the rear of a vehicle at a Rochester store. The task force was able to quickly mobilize and stop the vehicle in downtown Rochester, where Mr. Leary was arrested without incident.

Leary was transported to the Strafford County Jail for processing and holding on his outstanding New Hampshire warrants. Additionally, Leary will be charged as a fugitive from justice based on the outstanding arrest warrant issued out of Maine. Leary will have multiple court hearings in New Hampshire to attend to clear his local criminal matters prior to being returned to Maine to face his other narcotics related charge.

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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