Concord, NH – This morning, U.S. Marshal's "Fugitive of the Week," Drew Alden Hankins surrendered at the Newbury (NH) Police Department to the U.S. Marshals. Drew Alden Hankins, 32 years-of-age, who was last known to reside in Dover, NH when the arrest warrants were issued. The first warrant was issued by the Dover (New Hampshire) Police Department alleging that Hankins was a felon in possession of a firearm and 3 counts of narcotics possession. The second warrant was issued by the Rockingham County Superior Court alleging that Hankins had violated his conditions of probation on a prior narcotics related offense.
Hankins had been featured on January 27, 2021 as the "Fugitive of the Week" and was marked as "Armed and Dangerous" and "Known to Abuse Drugs" based on the serious nature of the warrants. The "Fugitive of the Week" was aired on WTPL-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 over 500 fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Countless hours of investigation were conducted during this case which brought the investigators to multiple cities, counties, and states throughout the northeast. Fortunately, today Mr. Hankins reached out to the Newbury (NH) Police Chief and arranged to surrender at the police station. A short time later, Mr. Hankins arrived and was taken into custody and turned over to the US Marshals to be transported to the Rockingham County Jail. At the jail, Hankins will be processed and held pending his initial court appearances on his two outstanding warrants.
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.