Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'Fugitive of the Week' Runs and Hides Under Bed in Manchester

Concord, NH – Early this afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested last week’s “Fugitive of the Week.” David Hall, 31, was arrested after he fled from a vehicle that he was driving and hid under a bed at a residence on the 300 block of Spruce Street in Manchester, NH. Hall was wanted on outstanding Rockingham County arrest warrants charging him with failure to appear on both a burglary charge and a charge of delivering prohibited articles.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Hall was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on May 6th. 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.

The “Fugitive of the Week” feature produced several tips, which led the investigation to numerous locations throughout southern and central New Hampshire. This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were watching a residence on Spruce Street in Manchester, when Hall was spotted getting into and driving a car. Investigators stopped the vehicle and Hall immediately fled on foot back into the residence that he came out of. With officers close behind, Hall was located inside of an apartment hiding under a bed with his feet sticking out. Hall was taken into custody without any additional incidents.

Hall was transported to the Manchester Police Department, where he was booked on the outstanding Rockingham County warrants and additional charges including resisting arrest, operating a vehicle while being deemed a habitual offender and disobeying a police officer. Hall will be held at the Hillsborough County Jail, pending his initial court appearance on his new charges and will be returned to Rockingham County at a later date to appear on his outstanding warrants.

This arrest was made through a cooperative effort of several agencies that are part of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; Rockingham, Belknap, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices, Manchester Police Department along with deputy U.S. Marshals. U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said “The team work approach to policing definitely works.” Cargill continued, “By sharing resources, personnel and intelligence the task force is able to safely and successfully arrest hundreds of fugitives around the state and around the country each year.”

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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