Concord, NH – The United States Marshals Service is pleased to announce that an anonymous tip pointed investigators back to Nashua in the search for "Fugitive of the Week," Robert Cain.
"Fugitive of the Week," Robert James Cain, 60 years-of-age, was wanted on a Nashua Police Department warrant alleging 2 counts of failing to register as a sex offender – duty to report. Cain is classified as a tier 2 sex offender and is required to register as a sex offender for life. This requirement is due to a 1987 conviction for indecent assault and battery of a child out of Peabody, Massachusetts.
Cain had been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on February 16, 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.
Since the feature, the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force had received several tips initially pointing to Manchester, New Hampshire. Most recently though, a tip came in pointing back to Nashua. This information was provided to the Nashua Police Department, who were able to locate and arrest Cain within 24-hours of this tip. It was an alert officer that observed Cain in the area of McDonalds on Harbor Avenue in Nashua when he was arrested without incident.
Mr. Cain was transported to the Nashua Police Department for processing on his outstanding arrest warrants.
This investigation and arrest was conducted by the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputy U.S. Marshals, with the arrest ultimately being made by the Nashua Police Department this past Friday..
U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, "This is another example of the high value that is placed on tips received from the public." Willard continued, "Every tip that is received is evaluated and shared with our local law enforcement partners, which in this case quickly led to the arrest of Mr. Cain."
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.