Friday, January 16, 2015

Child Pornography Fugitive Located and Arrested by U.S. Marshals

Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshal Service is proud to announce the arrest of Merrimack County fugitive, Robert Amos. Robert Leroy Amos was arrested this morning in Selina, Kansas by members of the U.S. Marshals – Kansas Apprehension Task Force. Amos was being sought by the Merrimack County (NH) Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding arrest warrant, which was issued after Amos failed to appear in Merrimack County Superior Court on November 12, 2014. Amos had been scheduled to appear for his arraignment on a Concord (NH) Police Department case for two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

On January 9, 2015, the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office, which is a member of the U.S. Marshals - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force requested the assistance of the task force in locating and arresting Amos on these very serious charges. The task force immediately began working to locate Amos. Investigators quickly developed information that Amos fled New Hampshire to Kansas shortly after learning about the Concord Police Department investigation into his alleged possession of child pornography in August/September, 2014.

Once the Marshals determined Amos’ likely location in Salina, Kansas, this information was forwarded to the Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Kansas. This morning, Marshals in Kansas, along with Salina Police Department were able to locate and arrest Amos without incident.

Once Amos was in custody, he was charged as a fugitive from justice. Amos is currently being held at the Saline County Jail pending his eventual return to New Hampshire to face these very serious charges.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said, “I’m very proud of the work done and the cooperation by all of the investigators involved in this case.” Cargill continued, “Any case that involves the abuse or exploitation of children is always is a high priority for investigators, and this quick arrest of Amos demonstrates this dedication.”

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,869 arrests (Updated as of 12/4/2014). 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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