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Thursday, January 19, 2017

U.S. Marshal’s 'Fugitive of the Week' Found in Rochester, NH Closet



Concord, NH - This morning, last week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Christopher Emmons, 40, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force while hiding in a closet of a Rochester, New Hampshire home. Emmons was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Strafford Superior Court for probation violations. Emmons was on probation after being convicted and sentenced for the offense of second degree assault.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Emmons was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on January 11th. 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.

After receiving multiple anonymous tips pointing to a residence on Four Rod Road in Rochester, NH, members of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force checked the residence early this morning. During a search of the home, Emmons was located hiding inside of a bedroom closet. Emmons was arrested without further incident and transported to the Strafford County Jail 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, Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap County Sheriff’s Offices, 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.

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