NH – The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is
extremely happy to announce the arrest of another “Fugitive of the Week”
by police officers in Somersworth, New Hampshire.
Wiggin, 43 years-of-age, was last known to in Rochester, NH when he
became a fugitive. Wiggin was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest
warrants, including bail violations on an original charge of possession
with intent to distribute fentanyl, failure to maintain his sex offender
registration, and operating a motor vehicle after revocation or
As part of this investigation, Mr. Wiggin had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on November 17, 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.
After Mr. Wiggin had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” a lot of tips were received
pointing to locations in both New Hampshire and Maine. The most recent
information provided to the Somersworth Police Department indicated that
Wiggin was in and around the Somersworth, NH area. Alert officers were
able to see Mr. Wiggin in a car last evening and the vehicle was stopped
by multiple officers from the Somersworth Police Department. Wiggin was
ordered from the car at gunpoint and was arrested without incident.
After being processed at the Somersworth Police Department, Wiggin was
transported to the Strafford County Jail where he will be held pending
his initial court appearances on his multiple charges.
Marshal, Nick Willard said, “This is another fine example of the hard
work done by law enforcement officers in the State of New Hampshire”
Willard continued, “The Somersworth Police Department has long played a
role in the US Marshal’s - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force and we are
grateful for this partnership.”
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