Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fugitive of the Week Motivated by Media Attention Surrenders

NH Joint Fugitive Task ForceConcord, NH – Last evening, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Sandra Egbert surrendered to the Keene (NH) Police Department. Egbert had seen herself on WMUR and felt the pressure to quickly turn herself in to authorities. Egbert, 25, who was last known to reside in Goshen, NH, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH. This warrant was issued for numerous violations of her conditions of bail. Egbert was out on bail on charges of making false statements during the acquisition of firearms. These bail violations include not reporting to her supervising officer, moving without permission, curfew violations, and not reporting for drug testing.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Egbert was featured as this week’s “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. The “Fugitive of the Week” continues to be very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.

Investigators were in the process of developing information that was obtained through multiple tips, which would have led to the inevitable arrest of Egbert. Prior to law enforcement closing in on her location, Egbert was taken into custody by the Keene Police Department last evening at approximately 7:00 PM, when she surrendered. Egbert was transported to the Cheshire County Jail for holding overnight and is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court this morning for processing and her initial court appearance on her outstanding warrant.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., said “We would like to thank the media, the tipsters, the Keene Police Department, and the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office for all of their assistance in this case.” Cargill continued, “Once again, without this cooperative effort between law enforcement, the media and the public, arrests like these would not be possible.”

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,801 arrests (Updated as of 08/13/2014). 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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