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Danbury White Supremacist Sex Offender Arrested in Wilmot

For immediate release

Andrew Grillo, Deputy U.S. Marshal

New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force
District of New Hampshire
Concord, NH
(603) 496-5744

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire State Police has successfully arrested an armed and dangerous white supremacist hiding on Kearsarge Valley Road in Wilmot, NH. Wanted on a parole warrant, Christopher Palermo, 47, of Danbury, NH may now be facing sex offender registration violation and firearms charges. The arrest marks the end of a weeks-long investigation initiated by the NH Department of Corrections and overseen by the U.S. Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force.

At 1:20 PM, Wilmot Police and NH State Troopers closed Kearsarge Valley Rd. and approached the residence. Palermo was found outside and was immediately compliant with officers’ orders. After the arrest, firearms were found on the premises. Palermo is a felon as a result of being convicted in 2012 for aggravated felonious sexual assault on a minor. As a result, Palermo is prohibited from carrying a firearm and must register as a sex offender. Information developed by multiple U.S. Marshal sources indicated that Palermo was in possession of firearms, and a sex offender registration search showed that he never reported to the NH State Police to perform his initial sex offender registration upon being released from jail earlier this year.

“We reached out to the New Hampshire State Police to assist with this investigation because we rely upon their professionalism and knowledge of the local towns in this great state,” stated William R. Hart, Jr., United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire. “Our law enforcement partnerships are our most vital tool to keeping our communities safe in New Hampshire. Thank you to the State Troopers and Wilmot Police Department for demonstrating that commitment.”

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, it has been part of, and empowered by, the community we serve. Its commitment to enhance the protection of the public through partnerships with local and state jurisdictions has resulted in thousands of arrests. 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.

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