Concord, NH – The United States Marshals Service is happy to announce that several tips led to the quick arrest of this week's "Fugitive of the Week," along with another fugitive wanted on multiple arrest warrants.
This week's featured "Fugitive of the Week," Tia Jean Reed, 26 years-of-age, was wanted on a State of New Hampshire warrant for parole violations. Ms. Reed was on parole due to her conviction and sentence for the sales of fentanyl.
Reed had just been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on April 6, 2022, which was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-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 numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the "Fugitive of the Week" was distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force received several tips pointing them to a residence located in the 800 block of Cass Mill Road in Alexandria, NH. This morning, law enforcement initially checked this residence and only located another individual with multiple warrants, but not Ms. Reed. A second search of the residence with the assistance of a K-9 led investigators to a bookcase in a bedroom, which concealed a small hiding space. Ms. Reed was located inside this space and surrendered prior to getting apprehended by the K-9.
Prior to Ms. Reed being located in her hiding space, Joseph Bowie, 39 years-of-age was found inside the residence and arrested on multiple outstanding arrest warrants. Mr. Bowie’s arrest warrants included the following: Belknap County for failing to appear on a narcotics charge and a second warrant for failing to appear on a theft charge; and Grafton County for failing to appear on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after being deemed a habitual offender.
Both Reed and Bowie were initially transported to the Alexandria Police Department for processing on their outstanding arrest warrants. After this process, Mr. Bowie was transported to the Merrimack County Jail for holding pending his initial court appearance on his outstanding arrest warrants in Belknap and Grafton Counties. Ms. Reed was transported to the New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Concord, NH. Reed will be held in custody at the state prison until she has a hearing in front of the New Hampshire Parole Board to determine the additional amount of prison time that she will be required to serve.
These investigations and arrests were conducted by the US Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Strafford & Grafton County Sheriff's Offices, NH Department of Corrections – Probation and Parole, along with officers from the Alexandria, Danbury, Andover, and Bristol Police (K9) Departments and deputy U.S. Marshals.
U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “I continue to be overwhelmed by the collaborative efforts of the US Marshals, the public and all of our law enforcement partners here in NH.” Willard continued, "These efforts truly show what a great State New Hampshire is and that we all strive to make our state better every day!"
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.