Fugitive of the Week Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Rochester
For Immediate Release
Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is very pleased to announce that "Fugitive of the Week," Jason Lee Brewer was arrested this afternoon in Rochester, NH.
Jason Lee Brewer, 38 years-of-age, was last known to be transient in the Strafford County area. Mr. Brewer was wanted on an arrest warrant issued in November 2021 by the Strafford County (NH) Superior Court for failing to appear on narcotics charges involving heroin/fentanyl.
As part of this investigation, Mr. Brewer was featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on January 19, 2022. 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 and 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 to be distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Based on Brewer's "Fugitive of the Week" feature, several tips were received pointing investigators to several locations in the Rochester, New Hampshire area. Today, it was due to investigative efforts of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in this area that ultimately led to Brewer's arrest at a Buffy Street residence. Mr. Brewer is currently being held at the Strafford County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance tomorrow in Strafford County Superior Court.
U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, "Fugitive of the Week program continues to thrive here in NH since its creation in 2007" Willard continued, "The fugitive task force places a high priority on these cases and the number of arrests consistently shows how well this program works. This is thanks to the great cooperation between law enforcement, the public and the media."
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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