Concord, NH – Shortly after noon today, last week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Tyler Twombly, surrendered to his parole officer in Manchester, NH. Mr. Twombly was being sought on an outstanding parole warrant for violating his conditions of parole. Twombly was on parole as a result of a conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. In mid-March, Twombly was last known to be residing in a halfway house in Manchester, NH, where he allegedly assaulted a female corrections officer and fled on foot; leading to the issuance of this arrest warrant.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Twombly was featured just last week 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.
This news feature led to numerous tips, pointing to the location of Twombly. The task force was preparing to act on these tips, when it was learned that Twombly intended to surrender today with his attorney. Twombly was very aware that he was the ‘Fugitive of the Week,’ and this put the pressure on him that ultimately caused him to surrender today. Twombly was booked at the Hillsborough County Jail, pending any further court hearings and his return to the New Hampshire State Prison.
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.