NH – The United States Marshals Service is pleased to announce
that an anonymous tip pointed investigators back to Nashua in the search
for “Fugitive of the Week,” Robert Cain.
“Fugitive of the Week,”
Robert James Cain, 60 years-of-age, was wanted on a Nashua Police
Department warrant alleging 2 counts of failing to register as a sex
offender – duty to report. Cain is classified as a tier 2 sex offender
and is required to register as a sex offender for life. This requirement
is due to a 1987 conviction for indecent assault and battery of a child
out of Peabody, Massachusetts.
Cain had been featured as the
“Fugitive of the Week” on February 16, 2022, which was aired on WTPL-FM,
WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-FM, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The
Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, the Manchester
Ink Link, the Rochester 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 numerous fugitives since its
implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was
distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Since the feature, the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force had received
several tips initially pointing to Manchester, New Hampshire. Most
recently though, a tip came in pointing back to Nashua. This information
was provided to the Nashua Police Department, who were able to locate
and arrest Cain within 24-hours of this tip. It was an alert officer
that observed Cain in the area of McDonalds on Harbor Avenue in Nashua
when he was arrested without incident.
Mr. Cain was transported
to the Nashua Police Department for processing on his outstanding arrest
This investigation and arrest was conducted by the US
Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the
Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputy U.S. Marshals, with
the arrest ultimately being made by the Nashua Police Department this
U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “This is another
example of the high value that is placed on tips received from the
public.” Willard continued, “Every tip that is received is evaluated and
shared with our local law enforcement partners, which in this case
quickly led to the arrest of Mr. Cain.”
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency