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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 03, 2022 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
'Fugitive of the Week' Surrenders to U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is very happy to announce that this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Travis Gabriel Garand surrendered to members of the task force.

Travis Gabriel Garand, 33 years-of-age, was last known to have ties throughout Strafford County and extending up to Plymouth, NH. Mr. Garand was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Strafford County (NH) Superior Court for violating the conditions of release on an underlying offense of armed robbery.

As part of this investigation, Mr. Garand was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” just yesterday, February 2, 2022. 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 to be distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.

Based on the “Fugitive of the Week” feature, tips were received pointing investigators to the Plymouth, NH area. Today, it was due to investigative efforts of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force in the Plymouth, NH area that ultimately resulted in Mr. Garand calling to arrange for his surrender. Garand met task force officers from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office at the Rochester Police Department this afternoon, where he was arrested without incident. Mr. Garand is currently being held at the Strafford County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance tomorrow in Strafford County Superior Court.

U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, “It is very encouraging when people like Mr. Garand voluntarily contact the US Marshals in an effort to do the right thing.” Willard continued, “Mr. Garand’s willingness to surrender shows the court the positive steps he is taking to get this criminal matter resolved.”

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,542 arrests (Updated as of 12/31/2021). 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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