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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 06, 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
'Fugitive of the Week' Surrenders to Alton Police

Concord, 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.

After 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.”

This extensive 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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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