Concord, NH - Jamie Stockford, 37, was quickly arrested this morning shortly after being featured as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Stockford was wanted on an outstanding Strafford County arrest warrant for failing to appear on heroin and cocaine charges.
This arrest was made by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force after they received information from the Rochester (NH) Police Department indicating that Stockford was in hiding with her mother in Lebanon, Maine. This morning, investigators went to an address on Lower Middle Road in Lebanon, Maine where they could see Stockford inside the house. Stockford’s mother delayed law enforcement at the door by initially denying her presence. The task force entered the house and located and arrested Stockford without any further incident.
Stockford was turned over to the custody of the Maine State Police to be charged as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding NH arrest warrant. Stockford is currently being held at the York County Jail pending her return to NH.
The Strafford County Sheriff’s Office is a full-time participant on the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and had requested assistance of the task force with this investigation. As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Stockford was just featured as this week’s “Fugitive of the Week”. The “Fugitive of the Week” was aired this morning 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. The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.
This arrest was made through a cooperative effort by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including; Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, Greenfield & Rochester Police Departments, Department of State, along with deputy U.S. 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.