Concord, NH - “Fugitive of the Week,” James “Jersey” Rhodes, 24, was arrested this morning, by the Pemberton Township Police Department, after routine police contact.
Rhodes had been wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Nashua Police Department for armed robbery. Additionally Rhodes was wanted by New Hampshire Parole, for a parole violation with an original offense of armed robbery.
During routine police contact, Rhodes became combative with police and was arrested for felony resisting arrest by police. After the arrest, police found that Rhodes had active warrants for his arrest in New Hampshire. During this investigation numerous tips were received pointing to New York and New Jersey. U.S. Marshals were actively closing in on Rhodes before his arrest this morning. Rhodes will be charged as a fugitive from justice and returned to New Hampshire after he has resolved his criminal matters in New Jersey.
Rhodes had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on January 6th, which was aired 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.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,216 arrests (Updated as of 12/24/2015). 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.