Concord, NH - Late this morning, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Frederick Piercey, 42, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Rindge, New Hampshire. Piercey was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Keene Police Department for a sex offender registration violation for failing to register. Piercey is required to register as a sex offender due to a 2001 Hillsborough County Superior Court conviction for sexual assault and child pornography (victim under 16 years old).
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Piercey was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” just this morning. 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.
This morning, members of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force checked several areas of Rindge, NH. It was based on this investigation that Piercey was located and arrested without incident at a family member’s residence on Cider Mill Lane in Rindge. Piercey was transported to the Keene Police Department for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance.
This arrest was made by the cooperative effort of several members of the US Marshal’s, NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, Greenfield, Rindge, & Keen Police Departments, 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 6,628 arrests (Updated as of 12/27/2016).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.