NH – The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is pleased to
announce that this week’s slated “Fugitive of the Week” has surrendered
to the Alton Police Department.
Corey Cole, 30 years-of-age, was
last known to be live in Barnstead, NH was slated to be featured today
as the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire “Fugitive of the Week.” Cole was
being sought on an outstanding Rockingham County (NH) Superior Court
warrant for failing to appear on a charges of burglary and theft. The
original sentence for this offense had been suspended, but due to Cole’s
alleged ongoing criminal conduct, the Judge ordered Mr. Cole to serve a
term of imprisonment, which he had failed to appear to serve.
The New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force had been actively searching
for Cole for the past week. During this search, Cole had indicated that
he would surrender on at least two occasions. Unfortunately, Mr. Cole
chose not to surrender. In an attempt to provide additional pressure for
Cole to surrender, he was informed that he would be featured as the
“Fugitive of the Week.” It was after this additional pressure, that Cole
finally contacted the Alton Police Department to indicate that he would
surrender to them.
As part of this search for Cole, he was
slated to be featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” today, October 6,
2021. This feature was to be 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 also to be distributed
statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Cole’s arrest, he was transported to the Belknap County Jail, where he
was held pending his return to Rockingham County Jail to face a Judge
and begin serving his court ordered sentence.
US Marshal Nick
Willard said, “We always encourage people to do the right thing.”
Willard continued, “Mr. Cole has taken that first step by surrendering
to law enforcement which is always appreciated throughout the criminal
justice system, and we wish him the best.”
investigation was conducted with the assistance of several partner
agencies of the US Marshal’s – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force including,
the Belknap, Rockingham and Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, the
Alton, Barnstead, Concord, Danbury and Greenfield Police Departments,
along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency