Concord, NH – This morning, last week's "Fugitive of the Week," Nichole Rae Brackett, 31 years-of-age, was located and arrested after being found hiding in a closet of an apartment in the 100 block of Court Street in Laconia, NH. Ms. Brackett was being sought on multiple outstanding Belknap County arrest warrants including failing to appear on three narcotics charges as well another charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Brackett had been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" just this past Wednesday, July 1, 2020. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, 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" is distributed statewide to all New Hampshire law enforcement officers.
After Brackett had been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week," multiple tips came in indicating that she was staying in an apartment in the 100 black of Court Street in Laconia. This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Belknap and Strafford County Sheriff's Offices, New Hampshire Probation and Parole, along with deputy U.S. Marshals went to this apartment to locate Brackett. After entering the apartment, investigators called out for Ms. Brackett to surrender to us, when she did not, the apartment was searched leading to Brackett's hiding spot in a bedroom closet. Ms. Brackett was arrested without any further incident and transported to the Belknap County Jail where she will be processed and held on her outstanding arrest warrants pending her court hearings.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,908 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2019). 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.