Saturday, March 15, 2014

'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in Berwick, Maine

Concord, NH – Late yesterday afternoon, this week’s Fugitive of the Week, Jacob Brown was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and members of the Berwick (Maine) Police Department. Jacob Brown, 23, who was last known to be at a residential substance abuse treatment facility in Dublin, NH when he absconded. Due to Brown’s departure from the treatment program, he was in violation of his conditions of supervised release. Brown was on supervised release as part of his sentence for a conviction for his role in a 2010 bank robbery that occurred in Farmington, NH.

Jacob Brown, was featured as this week’s “Fugitive of the Week” on behalf of the U.S. Marshals Service who was actively seeking to locate and arrest him. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch and is prominently featured on the internet.

Yesterday afternoon, information was rapidly developed by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force that pointed investigators to a residence on Swamp Log Road in Berwick, Maine. Members of the Fugitive Task Force including; Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Berwick (ME) Police Department and deputy U.S. Marshals went to the residence of a friend of Brown’s in the 100 block of Swamp Log Road in Berwick. Upon arrival at the residence, it was confirmed that Brown was in the house and was “somewhere”. Investigators entered the house and began to search, when Brown stepped out of his hiding place in the bathroom and surrendered. Brown was arrested without further incident.

Brown was transported directly to the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH for processing and his initial court appearance on the outstanding supervised release violation. Brown was ordered detained by the court and is currently being held at the Strafford County Jail pending his revocation hearing.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 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, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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