ips Lead to the Arrest of U.S. 'Marshals 'Fugitive of the Week' and Others in Rochester
Concord, NH – This afternoon, “Fugitive of the Week” Derek Parker, 30 was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at a residence on D’Amours Avenue in Rochester, New Hampshire. Parker was wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant issued out of the U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine. Parker was indicted by the DEA for conspiracy to distribute heroin after a large scale investigation in the New England area involving many different law enforcement agencies.
Since the issuance of this arrest warrant, Parker has been on the run and in hiding with his fugitive girlfriend, Kayla Kenny and their four year old child. As part of this investigation, Parker was to be featured as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force’s weekly feature known as the “Fugitive of the Week” on May 30, 2013. The “Fugitive of the Week” is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, the Union Leader, the Nashua Telegraph and is prominently featured on the internet. Today, WMUR-TV featured Parker as the part of their “Most Wanted Wednesdays” series. This feature ultimately led tipsters to contact the Rochester Police Department this afternoon with very accurate information. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force quickly acted on this information, which led to the location and arrest of Derek Parker, his girlfriend Kayla Kenny and the recovery of their four year old child.
U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said, “This case truly had law enforcement concerned, since Parker was on the run with his fugitive girlfriend and their four year old child.” Cargill continued, “To think that parents would potentially jeopardize the safety of their young child by going on the run with a toddler is unconscionable.”
Kayla Kenny, 27 was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for possession of a controlled drug and is currently being held at the Strafford County Jail pending her next court appearance. Parker is being held as a U.S. Marshals prisoner for the District of Maine at the Strafford County Jail pending his initial court appearance in Portland, Maine tomorrow. The young child was in good condition and released to family members.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force that assisted in this arrest included; Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department and NH Probation and Parole.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,370 arrests. 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.