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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 02, 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
Two More 'Fugitives of the Week' Arrested in Two States

Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is extremely happy to announce the arrest of two more “Fugitives of the Week” in two states.

The first arrest early this morning was Falynne St. John, who was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Newport, Rhode Island. St John, 25 years-of-age, was last known to reside in southern New Hampshire. An arrest warrant was issued for Ms. St John on July 26, 2021, by the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH. St John was wanted for violating several conditions of her bail on a federal offense alleging that she was a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. St John had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” in New Hampshire on September 1st, which produced tips throughout southern New England. These tips were sent to several states, including the most recent tip in Rhode Island. The tip was researched by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Rhode Island, who was able to locate and arrest Ms. St John without incident this morning at a hotel in Newport, RI.

After Ms. St John’s arrest, she was transported to the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, RI, where she will be held pending her initial court appearance at US District Court in Providence, RI at a later date. After that hearing, she will likely be ordered returned to the US District Court in Concord, NH where her bail violations will be addressed.

Just yesterday, the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force featured a new “Fugitive of the Week,” Deshawn Livingston, 46 years-of-age, who was last known to live in Manchester, NH. Livingston was being sought by the U.S. District Court in Burlington, VT on an arrest warrant alleging violations of his conditions of supervised release. Mr. Livingston was on supervised release as part of his sentence received for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin. As a result of the feature yesterday, several tips were received pointing investigators to the Claremont, NH area. This morning, members of the US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, the Claremont Police Department along with the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task Force investigated in and around Claremont. These efforts led to the location and arrest of Livingston without incident at a hotel in downtown Claremont. Mr. Livingston is currently being held at the Cheshire County Jail in Keene, NH as a Federal prisoner for the U.S. Marshals in the District of Vermont. Livingston will have an initial appearance at the U.S. District Court in Vermont in the near future.

As part of these investigations, both Ms. St. John and Mr. Livingston had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” in New Hampshire. These features were 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.

U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, “It is great to see the teamwork between law enforcement in different states throughout New England.” Willard continued, “Fugitives think that crossing state lines lessen their chances of being found and arrested – the tips continued to come in and our law enforcement partners work seamlessly to arrest these fugitives.”

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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