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
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.
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency