Concord, NH – A short time ago, Fugitive of the Week, Ryan Michael Murphy was arrested in a Manchester apartment by members of the U.S. Marshal’s, NH Joint Fugitive Task Force. Ryan Murphy, 28, was last known to be homeless in the Manchester, NH area, was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Manchester Police Department for armed bank robbery. On April 19th, Murphy is alleged to have robbed the Citizen’s Bank branch located at 688 South Willow Street in Manchester. During this bank robbery, Murphy was observed on surveillance cameras handing the teller a note stating that he had a gun and to give him money.
Shortly after this robbery, the Manchester Police Department, as a full time participant with the Marshal’s Fugitive Task force requested that the task force attempt to locate and arrest Murphy. As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Murphy was aired on May 1st, as the 'Fugitive of the Week'. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on the internet.
After Murphy was featured, the Fugitive Task Force had received numerous telephone calls that provided some information. Members of the fugitive task force continued to follow-up these leads and developed a lot of new information that eventually led investigators to an apartment on Henriette Street in Manchester. This afternoon, when law enforcement went to this apartment, Murphy refused to open the door and entry was forced. Murphy was quickly located inside the small apartment and arrested without any further incident.
This arrest was made by deputy U.S. Marshals, and Task Force Officers from the Manchester Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, along with several members of the Manchester Police Department and their K-9 unit.
Murphy was transported to Manchester Police Department, where he will be processed on the outstanding arrest warrant. After Murphy is processed, he will be held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending his initial court appearance tomorrow on the armed bank robbery charge.
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.