Concord, NH - The U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is very pleased to announce the arrest of Belknap County fugitive, Ryan Christopher Devlin in Manchester, NH on October 31, 2021.
Ryan Devlin, 34 years-of-age, was last known to reside in Manchester (NH) was being sought on an arrest warrant issued on September 2nd by the Belknap County Superior Court for probation violations due to a prior conviction and sentence for 2nd degree assault. Mr. Devlin has a very extensive criminal history and was listed as assaultive & known to abuse drugs on his most recent "Fugitive of the Week" poster
As part of this investigation, Devlin had been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on September 8, 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.
Tips went to the Manchester Police Department pointing investigators to a motel on West Hancock Street. After a period of surveillance, Devlin was seen departing the hotel in a vehicle which was stopped by the Manchester Police Department. Mr. Devlin was arrested without incident and transported to the Manchester Police Department for processing and holding until members of the Belknap County Sheriff's Office could arrive and take custody of Devlin. Devlin was transported to the Belknap County Jail, where he was being held pending his initial court appearance at the Belknap County Superior Court.
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.