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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 31, 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
Slated 'Fugitive of the Week' Captured Prior to Feature

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – The United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is happy to once again announce the arrest of fugitive, James Canney.

James Marshall Canney, 60 years-of-age, was slated to be this week’s “Fugitive of the Week” tomorrow. Mr. Canney was wanted on a two arrest warrants including a State of NH warrant for parole violations for an original narcotics conviction and a Rockingham County arrest warrant for failing to appear on charges of assault and operating a motor vehicle after being deemed a habitual offender.

This was to be Mr. Canney’s third time featured as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Canney most recently had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on February 9, 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.

Canney had been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Manchester Police Department on two warrants on March 28, 2022, after a low-speed chase through Manchester. After that arrest, Canney had amassed additional charges by the Manchester Police Department and was bailed. Upon being released on those new charges, Mr. Canney was transferred to Rockingham County, where a Judge granted him bail on his cases there in the amount of $5000 cash. Canney was able to pay the cash bail and was inadvertently released to the street prior to being returned to the NH State Prison on his still active warrant for parole violations. Since being released on bail, Canney has failed to appear at a court hearing in Rockingham County Superior Court and another new warrant was issued.

Today, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Barnstead Police Department went to a residence under construction on Peter Biron Road in Center Barnstead, NH. At this residence, Mr. Canney was observed working at the rear of the residence. Upon being confronted by law enforcement, Canney ran inside the residence and attempted to hide in an unfinished first floor closet without success. Canney was arrested without any further incident.

Mr. Canney was transported directly to the NH State Prison for Men in Concord, where he will be held in custody pending his hearing in front of the NH State Parole Board to determine the length of his prison sentence for his parole violations. Once Canney’s time at the NH State Prison is completed, he will be transferred to Rockingham County to resolve those ongoing legal matters.

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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