Concord, NH - Shortly before noon time today, fugitive gang member Raymond Aviles Rios, age 28, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Rios had been sought by law enforcement since this past Monday, when he fled the half-way house after being informed of several rule violations. Rios had been housed at the Hampshire House, a federal half-way house located on Elm Street in Manchester NH since December, 2015. The time Rios spent at the half-way house was part of his 55 month federal sentence for a December, 2011 bank robbery in Manchester. Rios has an extensive criminal history involving violence, so the U.S. Marshals and law enforcement throughout the area put a lot effort into trying to find Mr. Rios. The media played a large role in these efforts, by getting Rios’ pictures circulated throughout New England. It was because of the media that the tips continuously flowed into the Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Today, these tips paid off, when Rios was seen leaving an address of a known associate on Amherst Street in Manchester, NH. Rios got into a car and the task force closed in when the car stopped at a nearby store, where Mr. Rios was arrested without incident.
U.S. Marshal David L. Cargill, Jr., said “The partnerships between law enforcement, the public and the media are continually being strengthened.” Cargill continued, “This is always evident, when time after time, tips lead to the arrest of these dangerous fugitives.”
This arrest was made by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force from the Greenfield Police Department, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), and deputy US Marshals.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,340 arrests (Updated as of 05/03/2016). 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.