CLAREMONT - The United States Marshals Service announced Friday that two week's worth of surveillance has just paid off with the capture of their "Fugitive of the Week" in Claremont.
The statement issued out of the Concord office said, "2019 is off to a great start, "Fugitive of the Week," James Perry, 30, was arrested today by the Claremont Police Department and NH Probation and Parole Officers.
Perry was considered to be armed and dangerous based on the fact that he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for parole violations stemming from his original conviction and sentence for armed robbery with a gun.
Mr. Perry had been featured as 2018’s last “Fugitive of the Week” on December 12th. 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” has been 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.
After being featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the Marshals Fugitive Task Force had received multiple tips pointing investigators to several different areas in Claremont, NH. All members of the task force conducted surveillance on these locations over a two week period.
It was not until this morning, that multiple tips came in to the task force alerting investigators that Perry was in an apartment on Sullivan Street in Claremont. This information was relayed to the Claremont Police Department and NH Probation & Parole, who were able to quickly act on this information. Perry was located and arrested without incident.
Mr. Perry was processed at the Claremont Police Department on the outstanding arrest warrant and held at the Sullivan County Jail pending his return to custody at the NH State Prison for Men in Concord.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,475 arrests. 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."
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