Concord, NH – Last evening, Manchester Police Department fugitive, Davelle Broadus was arrested in Methuen, Mass. for attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon. Broadus is alleged to have been involved in a fight during the early morning hours this past Wednesday at the Pericles Democratic Club on Spruce Street in Manchester. During this altercation, a 30-year-old man was stabbed multiple times resulting in very serious injuries, including paralysis. Broadus was initially apprehended following this fight and was charged with a misdemeanor offense of resisting arrest and was to be detained on a 72 hour probation hold at the Hillsborough County Jail while the investigation into the stabbing continued. Broadus was given bail on the resisting arrest charge.
Yesterday, the Manchester Police Department concluded their investigation into the stabbing and had prepared an arrest warrant charging Broadus with attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a weapon. During the early afternoon investigators made an inquiry as to Broadus’ status at the Hillsborough County Jail, and it was learned that Broadus was no longer in custody. The Manchester Police Department requested the immediate assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Broadus.
The task force quickly mobilized and determined that Broadus was likely residing in Methuen, Mass. with a girlfriend. Last evening, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers from both NH and Mass. along with the Methuen Police Department went to an apartment in the 70 block of Mystic Street. The apartment door was forced open after several attempts to get Broadus to come to the door failed. Broadus was located inside of the apartment and arrested without further incident.
After the arrest, Broadus was turned over to the Methuen Police Department. Broadus was charged with an outstanding Mass. warrant for assault and battery with a deadly weapon, as well as being a fugitive from justice on the outstanding NH warrant for attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.
Broadus will be held at the Essex County Jail pending his initial court appearance on these outstanding charges and his eventual return to NH.
Several member agencies of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force made this arrest possible, including the Manchester & Methuen Police Departments, Essex County Sheriff’s 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 5,869 arrests (Updated as of 12/4/2014). 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.