Wednesday, November 18, 2015

'Fugitive of the Week' Wanted for Manchester Stabbing

Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Ft. Lauderdale

Concord, NH - “Fugitive of the Week,” Leela Cable (aka: Nina Ouelette), 19, was arrested this morning by members of the U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Fugitive Task Force at a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. bus station. Cable was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on October 7, 2015.

Ms. Cable was wanted on an arrest warrant issued out of the Hillsborough County (NH) Superior Court for failing to appear on a charge of first degree assault by stabbing. Cable was indicted after an investigation conducted by the Manchester Police Department into a stabbing that occurred on June 9th, 2014. During this incident, Cable is alleged to have stabbed the victim multiple times with a piece of glass, resulting in serious bodily injuries.

The “Fugitive of the Week” was broadcasted on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, The Manchester Ink Link and prominently featured on the internet. This program has been a remarkably successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. It was based on this feature that the U.S. Marshals received numerous tips, which pointed investigators to both Florida and the Manchester, NH area. All of these leads were followed up on and we were able to determine that Cable was likely in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area of Florida. Recently, the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force sent all of the information on Cable to our counterparts in the Florida/Caribbean Fugitive Task Force. This morning, this investigation resulted in the arrest of Leela Cable by the U.S. Marshals in Fort Lauderdale without incident. After her arrest, Leela Cable was brought to the Broward County Jail, where she will be processed and held as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding Hillsborough County (NH) arrest warrant. Cable will be held without bail pending her return to Manchester to face these very serious charges.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. says, “I am very proud of the work that the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force does on a daily basis.” Marshal Cargill continues, “This case is a great example of how the Marshals task forces around the country work seamlessly together to track down dangerous fugitives like Leela Cable.”

Today’s arrest was made by task force officers from the U.S. Marshals – Florida/Caribbean Fugitive Task Force, deputy U.S. Marshals, and the assistance of the Ft Lauderdale Police Department.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,089 arrests (Updated as of 7/29/2015). 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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