Concord, NH - On Friday afternoon, this past week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Ashley Dupont Lafoe, 34 was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Concord, New Hampshire. Dupont Lafoe was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for parole violations. Dupont Lafoe was on parole as a result of her original conviction and sentence for welfare fraud.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Dupont Lafoe was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” this past Wednesday. The “Fugitive of the Week” 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. 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. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.
The “Fugitive of the Week” feature led to several tips that all continued to point to the Concord, NH area, but at no fixed address. Based on these tips leading to no specific location, the US Marshals, NH Joint Fugitive Task Force concentrated their intensified efforts in the downtown areas of Concord. As a result of these efforts, Dupont Lafoe was located and arrested when she was seen walking on Spring Street in Concord, NH. Dupont Lafoe was turned over to the Concord Police Department for processing and holding on the outstanding parole violation. Additionally, Concord Police Department filed additional charges against Dupont Lafoe regarding another ongoing investigation. These charges included; possession of methamphetamine, unsworn falsification and false report to law enforcement.
Dupont Lafoe was transported to the Merrimack County Jail for holding pending her court appearance.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,539 arrests (Updated as of 10/18/2016).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.