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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 06, 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
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Massachusetts Man Wanted for Rape

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – The United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is pleased to announce the arrest of Commonwealth of Massachusetts fugitive, Fred Walker.

Fred G. Walker, 71 years-of-age, whose last known address was in Taunton, MA was being sought on an arrest warrant issued by the Taunton District Court on February 18, 2022. This warrant alleges that Walker committed the following offenses: rape of a child with a ten-year age difference; indecent assault & battery on a child under age 14; and attempting to commit a crime.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Massachusetts was able to determine that Walker was no longer residing in Taunton, Massachusetts and was likely residing with a family member in Londonderry, NH. This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, along with members of the Londonderry Police Department went to an apartment on Bridle Path in Londonderry, NH, where Mr. Walker was located and arrested without incident. Walker was brought to the Londonderry Police Department, where he was processed as a fugitive from justice based on the outstanding arrest warrant issued out of Massachusetts. Walker will be held at the Rockingham County Jail in Brentwood, NH pending his initial court appearance in New Hampshire and subsequent return to Massachusetts to face these very serious allegations.

This investigation and arrest were conducted by the US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Londonderry Police Department, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.

U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, “The U.S. Marshal Service specializes in tracking down fugitives around the country and around the world.” Willard continued, “This network of investigators shares information seamlessly to ensure that these fugitives are brought to justice as quickly and safely as possible, which is exactly what happened in this case.”

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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