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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tip Leads to Quick Arrest of This Week's 'Fugitive of the Week'

Concord, NH – Last night, Fugitive of the Week, Michael P. Mooney was arrested at the Concord Hospital by members of the Concord Police Department. Michael Mooney, 36, who was last known to live with his family in Weare, NH, was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Manchester Police Department for first degree assault. On May 8th, Mooney is alleged to have stabbed another person during an altercation in Manchester.

Shortly after this stabbing, the Manchester Police Department, as a full time participant with the Marshal’s Fugitive Task force requested that the task force attempt to locate and arrest Mooney. As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Mooney was aired on just yesterday, 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, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on the internet.

Late last night, the Fugitive Task Force received a call from a tipster that was 100% positive that they saw this week’s “Fugitive of the Week.” The tipster stated that the fugitive was currently at the Concord Hospital seeking treatment for an unknown medical condition. This information was provided to the Concord Police Department to ensure that this tip was acted on quickly. Police officers responded to the Concord Hospital and were able to locate Mooney and arrest him without incident. Mooney was initially brought to the Concord Police Department, where he was picked up by Manchester Police Officers. Mooney was brought to the Manchester Police Department where he was booked on the outstanding arrest warrant for first degree assault. Mooney is currently being held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending his initial court appearance sometime today.

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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