Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is very pleased to announce the arrest of 3 fugitives over the course of last night and this morning. These arrests occurred in 3 separate states and include individuals featured in the “Fugitive of the Week” campaign.
John David Eggleton IV, 55, was featured as the Fugitive of the Week (FOW) on Jan. 16, 2019 after failing to appear in Strafford County Superior Court on multiple assault charges. Eggleton was working as a machinist in Deer Park, NY when members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force – Long Island, closed on his location and made the arrest without further incident. Eggleton had reportedly been living in Brentwood and trying to maintain a low profile, but a misstep did not escape the watchful eye of Suffolk County Sheriff’s Deputies. Eggleton will be brought back to New Hampshire upon conclusion of an extradition hearing in Suffolk County.
Mark Donald Gagnon, 59, was featured as the FOW on Sep. 7. Gagnon was on federal supervised release when he failed to appear in U.S. District Court for a hearing regarding multiple violations of his release conditions. Deputy U.S. Marshals in New Hampshire hunted down leads and determined Gagnon was living in Naples, FL. Deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, and Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force used the intel from New Hampshire to locate Gagnon, who was living in a small cargo trailer on 7th Street. Pending a warrant of removal hearing at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Myers, Gagnon will be extradited back to New Hampshire.
Justin Dean Hayes, 30, was featured yesterday as the FOW. Though multiple leads were provided by the public, it was the vigilance of two officers from the Manchester Police Department that spotted Hayes in Veteran’s Park in the early evening. Hayes initially tried to discretely flee the area, but the officers were able to locate and take him into custody in an alley off Chestnut St. The arresting officers noted the “Fugitive of the Week” campaign as a reason Hayes was fresh on their minds. Hayes, who was wanted for sex offender registration violations, has updated his registration information and been released.
In addition to the arrests listed above, Justin Brady-Muller, 33, a convicted bank robber that violated federal supervision requirements, was arrested by Manchester Police Department on Sept. 8 at the La Quinta hotel on Front Street. Brady-Muller was featured as the FOW on Aug. 10 and remains in federal custody after being remanded to the custody if the Marshals Service in U.S. District Court – NH on Sept. 9.
As part of the “Fugitive of the Week” campaign, these featured fugitives had been 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 creation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Chief Deputy Marshal Brenda Mikelson said, “The U.S. Marshals Service enjoys a vast network of law enforcement partners that help us cast a wide net.” Mikelson continued, “I would like to thank the local, county and state agencies across the nation that help make our Districts and Task Forces so successful at ensuring fugitives have their day in court.”
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.