NH – The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is happy
to announce the arrest of federal fugitive, David Hall in San Diego,
California on October 6, 2021.
David Carlton Hall, 38
years-of-age, was last known to reside in Manchester (NH) was being
sought on a federal arrest warrant for supervised release violations due
to a conviction and sentence for robberies involving narcotics and
possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Hall was on
supervised release in June of this year, when he was alleged to be
involved in a high-speed chase in Portsmouth, NH. During this chase,
Hall eventually abandoned the vehicle leaving behind a large quantity of
narcotics and his cell phone. Hall had been on the run since this
pursuit in June.
As part of this investigation, Hall was
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on July 7, 2021. 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 also to be distributed statewide to all law enforcement
officers in New Hampshire.
It was through an intensive
investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task
Force with the assistance of the Portsmouth Police Department and the
DEA that developed leads that pointed to the San Diego, California area.
In San Diego, it was believed that Hall was allegedly staying in Hostels
in the area. This information was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals
Fugitive Task Force in San Diego. On October 6th, the task force was
canvassing the hostels, when Hall was observed on a street corner near
one of the hostels. Hall was approached, his identity confirmed and was
arrested without incident.
Hall was transported to the U.S.
Marshals Office in San Diego where he was processed and appeared before
a US District Court Magistrate Judge. The Judge ordered Mr. Hall to be
detained and returned to New Hampshire to face his supervised release
U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “Once again, the
collaborative efforts of many law enforcement agencies from across the
country worked together seamlessly to locate and arrest a fugitive.”
Willard continued, “Mr. Hall thought that by fleeing across the country,
he could avoid these charges. I am glad we could prove him wrong.”
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