Another “fugitive of the week” arrested in Claremont

James Perry of Vermont was considered armed and dangerous because he had been arrested for armed robbery.

Had been featured on television and other media, resulting in multiple tips to investigators.

CLAREMONT –  “Fugitive of the Week,” James Perry, 30, was arrested Friday by the Claremont Police Department and N.H. Probation and Parole Officers. 

Perry, who is from Vermont, 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. He has been wanted since Oct. 2. His criminal history includes armed robbery, resisting arrest, assault, sexual assault, and narcotics offenses. He is 6 feet 1 inch and 130 pounds, with tattoos on both arms.

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Mr. Perry had been featured as 2018’s last “Fugitive of the Week” on Dec. 12 aired on  WMUR-TV and other media. After Perry was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the Marshals Fugitive Task Force 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.   Friday morning multiple tips came in to the task force that Perry was in an apartment on Sullivan Street . 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 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 ranging in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other grave 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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