Claremont Police Arrest Fugitive Wanted by US Marshals Service
Suspect Was Considered “Armed and Dangerous”
The U.S. Marshals Service has announced that fugitive James Perry, 30, was arrested Jan. 3rd by the Claremont Police Department and NH Probation and Parole Officers. According to the Marshals Service, “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.”
Perry had been featured as 2018’s last “Fugitive of the Week” on December 12th and 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, said the Marshals Service in a statement. 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. “All members of the task force conducted surveillance on these locations over a two-week period,” said the Service in the statement. “It was not until (Thursday) 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.”
Perry was processed at the Claremont Police Department on the outstanding arrest warrant and has been held at the Sullivan County Jail pending his return to custody at the NH State Prison for Men in Concord.