Friday, February 06, 2015

Fugitive of the Week Arrested in Concord

Concord, NH – Last evening, “Fugitive of the Week,” Carlos Perez, Jr. was arrested in Concord, NH. Perez was being sought on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violation of his conditions of supervised release. Perez was on supervised release after being convicted and sentenced for being a Felon in Possession of a firearm. At the time the warrant was issued, Perez was last known to live in Manchester, but had ties throughout southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Perez was featured on January 22nd, 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. 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.

Information was developed through tips and extensive interviews conducted throughout southern New Hampshire and northern Mass. Last evening, this information led investigators to a residence in the 100 block of Rumford Street in Concord, NH. Upon arrival at this residence, Perez was clearly observed through the window in the house. Investigators knocked on the door and Perez attempted to walk by and ignore Deputies. We entered the residence and quickly handcuffed Mr. Perez without any further incident.

This arrest was a cooperative effort by several members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including the Belknap, Rockingham and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices, Concord Police and deputy U.S. Marshals from both NH and Mass.

Following his arrest, Perez was transported to the Merrimack County Jail for holding overnight, pending his initial court appearance at the U.S. District Courthouse in Concord, NH later today.

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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