Concord, NH – Last night, this week's featured "Fugitive of the Week," Henry Edward Woods, 36 years-of-age, surrendered at the Berlin police Department. Woods was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants including; a parole violation warrant on an underlying charge of aggravated assault with a weapon; a Carroll County warrant for failing to appear on a synthetic narcotics charge and lastly a failure to maintain a sex offender registration charge issued by the Laconia Police Department.
After being featured as the "Fugitive of the Week," investigators developed information that Woods was in the Berlin, New Hampshire area. Members of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force went to this area yesterday and looked at possible locations for Woods. Shortly after investigators returned to the Concord area it was learned that Woods turned himself into the Berlin Police Department. Woods is currently being held at the New Hampshire State Prison in Berlin on his parole violations and will be awaiting additional court dates on his other outstanding arrest warrants.
Mr. Woods had just been featured on Wednesday morning as the "Fugitive of the Week". 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. 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" is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.
The following member agencies of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force were part of this fugitive investigation; New Hampshire Department of Corrections – Probation and Parole; Belknap, Rockingham and Strafford County Sheriff's Offices; the Berlin and Laconia Police Departments; along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,908 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2019). 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.