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For Immediate Release

Contact:
March 23, 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
After 2 ˝ Years on the Lam, U.S. Marshals Arrest North Carolina Fugitive

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – The United States Marshals Service is very happy to announce the arrest of Alamance County, North Carolina fugitive, Steven Brian Caudle.

Steven Brian Caudle, 45 years-of-age, who was last known to reside in Liberty, NC, was being sought on an arrest warrant issued by the Alamance County Superior Court on August 14, 2019. This warrant was for probation violations alleging that Caudle had absconded from supervision. Mr. Caudle was on supervision due to a conviction and sentence for assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious bodily injury. This case was reported to be a stabbing involving a family member during an altercation. Caudle was aware of the outstanding arrest warrant and fled North Carolina.

This case was referred to the U.S. Marshals, Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, who was able to develop information indicating that Caudle was possibly residing in Henniker, New Hampshire. This information was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force who was able to determine that Caudle was residing in an apartment on Rush Street in Henniker, NH.

Today, members of the US Marshals, NH Joint Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Henniker Police Department were able to locate and arrest Caudle hiding next to a bed inside the apartment on Rush Street. Mr. Caudle was arrested without further incident and transported to the Henniker Police Department for processing as a fugitive from justice based on the outstanding Alamance County warrant.

Caudle will be held at the Merrimack County Jail pending his initial court appearance in the coming days at Hillsborough District Court. Mr. Caudle will likely be held without bail pending his return to North Carolina to face these legal matters.

United States Marshal, Nick Willard said, “Another great example of you can run, but you can’t hide.” Willard continued, “Just because you fled nine states away does not make you immune from arrest; Mr. Caudle just found that out today.”

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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