Concord, NH – The United States Marshals Service is happy to announce that "Fugitive of the Week," Jason Edward Brooks surrendered this past Friday at the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Concord, NH.
"Fugitive of the Week," Jason Edward Brooks, 43 years-of-age, was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants issued out of both the Concord Police Department and the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office. These warrants alleged that Mr. Brooks was wanted on multiple counts of assault, reckless conduct and being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.
Mr. Brooks had been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on February 22, 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 had been working the case and developed information about a couple of possible locations in the Concord, New Hampshire area that Mr. Brooks was reportedly staying. This past Friday, Mr. Brooks turned himself into the U.S. Marshals Service at the Warren Rudman Federal Courthouse in Concord due to being featured as the "Fugitive of the Week." Brooks was initially transported to the Concord Police Department for processing on his outstanding arrest warrant and then brought to the Merrimack County Jail for holding pending his initial court appearance.
US Marshal, Nick Willard said, "Being featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" was definitely the motivation needed for Mr. Brooks." Willard continued, "We are grateful that Mr. Brooks chose to do the right thing by surrendering and now he can move through the criminal justice process to get these cases resolved."
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.