Concord, NH – On Saturday morning, an officer with the Manchester Police Department arrested last week’s “Fugitive of the Week.” Jarod Leroux, 36, was arrested by the Manchester Police Department in the area of Pine and High Streets in Manchester, after an officer stopped to identify him in connection with another ongoing investigation. Leroux originally provided a false name, but his true identity was quickly realized and he was arrested. Leroux was wanted on outstanding Belknap County arrest warrant for failing to appear on a charge of sales of methamphetamines. Leroux was taken into custody without any further incident and transported to the Manchester Police Department, where he was booked on the outstanding Belknap County arrest warrant. Leroux is currently being held at the Hillsborough County Jail, pending his return to Belknap County.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Leroux was featured as last 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, Manchester Ink Link 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.
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.