Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is happy to announce the arrest of federal fugitive, David Hall in San Diego, California on October 6, 2021.
David Carlton Hall, 38 years-of-age, was last known to reside in Manchester (NH) was being sought on a federal arrest warrant for supervised release violations due to a conviction and sentence for robberies involving narcotics and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Hall was on supervised release in June of this year, when he was alleged to be involved in a high-speed chase in Portsmouth, NH. During this chase, Hall eventually abandoned the vehicle leaving behind a large quantity of narcotics and his cell phone. Hall had been on the run since this pursuit in June.
As part of this investigation, Hall was featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on July 7, 2021. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-FM, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link, The Rochester & Lebanon 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 over 500 fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was also to be distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
It was through an intensive investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Portsmouth Police Department and the DEA that developed leads that pointed to the San Diego, California area. In San Diego, it was believed that Hall was allegedly staying in Hostels in the area. This information was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in San Diego. On October 6th, the task force was canvassing the hostels, when Hall was observed on a street corner near one of the hostels. Hall was approached, his identity confirmed and was arrested without incident.
Hall was transported to the U.S. Marshals Office in San Diego where he was processed and appeared before a US District Court Magistrate Judge. The Judge ordered Mr. Hall to be detained and returned to New Hampshire to face his supervised release violations.
U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, "Once again, the collaborative efforts of many law enforcement agencies from across the country worked together seamlessly to locate and arrest a fugitive." Willard continued, "Mr. Hall thought that by fleeing across the country, he could avoid these charges. I am glad we could prove him wrong."
Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,218 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2020). 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.