NH – The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is very
happy to announce the second arrest of a “Fugitive of the Week” in
Florida in as many weeks.
Joseph Nathaniel Davis, 36
years-of-age, was last known to be living in the Manchester, NH area
when he became a fugitive. Davis was wanted on a federal arrest warrant
issued on October 29, 2021, by the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH.
This warrant alleges that Davis was in violation of his conditions of
supervised release. Mr. Davis had been convicted and sentenced in
federal court of being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2017. Davis
was sentenced to 50 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons
followed by a 3-year period of supervised release.
As part of
this investigation, Mr. Davis had been featured as the “Fugitive of the
Week” on December 8, 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 Davis had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” several
tips were received from the public as well as from members of law
enforcement. This information was pointing to locations in the Cape
Coral area of Florida and was sent to our counterparts in the U.S.
Marshals Office in Florida. Based on the tips received, members of the
US Marshals Service were able locate and arrest Davis without incident
on December 17th at a residence in the 1200 block of NW 24th Place in
Cape Coral. Davis was transported to the Lee County Jail, where he is
being held as a US Marshal’s prisoner pending his initial court
appearance at the U.S. District Court in Fort Myers pending his return
to New Hampshire to face his supervised release violations.
Additionally, located at the scene of arrest was Davis’ girlfriend, Zika
Kanani, 29 years-of-age, also originally from Manchester, NH. Kanai was
being sought on an arrest warrant obtained by the Manchester Police
Department alleging falsifying physical evidence. This warrant was
issued after Kanani’s alleged recent role as a getaway driver during a
shooting in Manchester, NH. Kanani was arrested on this warrant and
charged as a fugitive from justice in Florida based on the outstanding
NH Warrant. Kanani will be seen in a local court in Florida, where it
will be decided if she is ordered detained and returned to the State of
New Hampshire to face these serious charges.
U.S. Marshal, Nick
Willard said, “We continue to be humbled by the help that we receive
every day from the public, the media, and law enforcement” Willard
continued, “We truly value all of these tips, and are grateful that we
have such a positive relationship with so many people that help us bring
these fugitives to justice.”
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