Criminal Justice News

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fugitive of the Week Arrested After Attempting to Flee Out Window

Concord, NH – This afternoon, today’s Fugitive of the Week, James Brown, II was arrested by members of the Rochester Police Department. James Brown, 26, who was last known to live in Rochester, NH, was being sought on an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violations, stemming from his original conviction and sentence for assault.

James Brown, II was featured just this morning as the “Fugitive of the Week” after the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and NH Probation and Parole requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in an effort to locate and arrest Brown. Brown was suspected to be in possession of a handgun and was considered to be Armed & Dangerous. As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Brown was aired today as the 'Fugitive of the Week'. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch and is prominently featured on the internet.

This afternoon, information was developed by the Rochester Police Department that Brown was at a residence on Harrison Avenue in Rochester, NH Rochester Police Officers responded to this house and attempted to make contact with Brown, when he attempted to flee out of a first floor window of the residence. Brown was quickly apprehended at gun point and taken into custody without incident. No weapons were recovered at the time of arrest. U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said “We are always very appreciative of the hard work performed by the men and women in law enforcement and grateful that this potentially dangerous fugitive was taken into custody safely and quickly.”

Brown is currently being processed by the Rochester Police Department on his outstanding Rockingham County arrest warrant and will be held at the Strafford County Jail pending his transportation to the Rockingham County Jail for his initial court appearance on the outstanding probation violation.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 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.

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