Concord, NH – On July 8, 2015, “Fugitive of the Week,” Matthew Michaud, 29, surrendered to the Concord Police Department after seeing himself on WMUR and in print media.
Michaud was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for a parole violation. Mr. Michaud was on parole as a result of a conviction and sentence for forgery. Michaud caught the attention of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force due to his extensive criminal history that spanned 31 pages.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Michaud was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on July 8, 2015. 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 Information, The 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. Based on this feature, Michaud saw his name and photograph on several different media sources on the same day and surrendered.
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.