Concord, NH – The United States Marshals Service is very pleased to announce the arrest of a violent fugitive, Darien James Young. Young, 27 years-of-age, whose last known address was in Somersworth, New Hampshire was arrested around noon today in Dover, New Hampshire.
Young was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants including a bail violation warrant issued by the Strafford County Superior Court on an original charge of assault with a deadly weapon. The second warrant for Young was issued by the Rockingham County Superior Court for failing to appear on an indictment for three counts of assault by a prisoner, resisting arrest or detention and filing a false report. Additionally, Mr. Young is a suspect in a couple of ongoing criminal investigations in Strafford County with additional charges pending.
This morning, a person believed to be Mr. Young was seen by investigators getting into a sport utility vehicle as a rear passenger. After following this SUV for a distance, the vehicle was stopped by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at the intersection of Dover Point Road and Route 16 in Dover, NH. Young was located hiding in the far rear of the SUV under a pile of clothing and blankets. Young was removed from the vehicle and arrested. After the handcuffs were on, Young claimed to have a medical issue and was transported and treated at a local hospital.
After being medically cleared and released from the local hospital, Young was transported to the Strafford County Jail for processing and holding pending his initial court appearances on his outstanding warrants.
This arrest was made by the investigative efforts of several member agencies of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force including, the Belknap, Rockingham & Strafford County Sheriff's Offices, the Greenfield and Somersworth Police Departments, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,218 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2020). 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.