Concord, NH - This morning, “Fugitive of the Week,” Jerome Carter, 41, was discovered living in Farmington, NH. The fugitive task force saw Mr. Carter leaving a residence on Miller Street in New Durham, NH in a car this morning. This car was stopped by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the New Durham and the Farmington Police Departments. Mr. Carter was cooperative at that time and was arrested without incident.
Carter had been wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violating his conditions of supervised release, after being convicted and sentenced on a federal charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Carter is a tier II sex offender and is required to register for life in New Hampshire. In 1996, Mr. Carter was convicted in Vermont of felonious sexual assault. The victim in that case was age 13 or older, but under age 16, with an age difference of more than three years between Carter and the victim.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Carter had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on June 14th. 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.
Shortly after Carter was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the U.S. Marshals Service received several tips pointing to both Farmington and New Durham, NH. Through additional investigation, the task force began to watch an address on Miller Road in New Durham, NH. This morning these efforts paid off, when Carter was seen leaving the residence driving the car that was eventually stopped in Farmington, NH.
This arrest was made by several members of the U.S. Marshals, NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Belknap, Hillsborough & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, officers from the New Durham & Farmington Police Departments, along with deputy US Marshals.
Carter was transported to the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH, where he is currently being processed on the outstanding arrest warrant and will be held for his initial court appearance later today.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,806 arrests (Updated as of 5/25/2017). 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.