Concord, NH – "Fugitive of the Week," Philip Rory Gingras, 46 years-of-age, surrendered late this afternoon at the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office in Boscawen, NH. Mr. Gingras was being sought on supervised release violations stemming from a conviction on a federal sex offender registration violation which is a violation of the Adam Walsh Act. Gingras is required to register as a sex offender after he was convicted in a 2002 case for aggravated felonious sexual assault.
This arrest warrant was issued on July 30, 2020 and Mr. Gingras was featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on August 26, 2020. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, 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. Additionally, this "Fugitive of the Week" was distributed statewide to all New Hampshire law enforcement officers.
After being featured, the task force received several tips regarding Gingras' possible location, but none of these tips proved fruitful. The United States Marshals Service was happy to hear this afternoon that Mr. Gingras surrendered at the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office in Boscawen, NH. After the Sheriff's Office confirmed the arrest warrant, Gingras was transported to the Merrimack County Jail, where he will be held in federal custody pending his initial court appearance by video in US District Court on Monday.
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.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,061 arrests (Updated as of 06/30/2020). 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.