Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

NH Fugitive of the Week Found Hiding in Basement

Concord, NH – Late this afternoon, Fugitive of the Week, Antonio Clough was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of Manchester Police Department. Antonio Clough, 30, who was last known to have ties to the Manchester, NH area was wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violations of supervised release. Clough was on supervised release as part of his sentence for an earlier conviction on a 2010 case for cocaine sales.

As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Clough was aired on Thursday, January 30th 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. Based on several tips and information developed by the investigative efforts of the NH. Joint Fugitive Task Force, it was determined that Clough was residing in an apartment in the 400 block of Central Street in Manchester.

Clough was located with the assistance of Manchester Police K-9, Link, who located Clough hiding in the basement. Clough was arrested without further incident on the outstanding warrant. Clough will be held without bail at the Merrimack County Jail, pending his initial court appearance on the supervised release violations tomorrow.
This arrest was made by several members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, including; the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the Manchester Police Department, 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 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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