Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

‘Fugitive of the Week’ Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force

Concord, NH – This afternoon, “Fugitive of the Week,” John Wentworth, 26, was located and arrested without incident in Lawrence, Massachusetts by members of the U.S. Marshals - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force.

Wentworth was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for a parole violation. Mr. Wentworth was on parole as a result of a conviction and sentence for negligent homicide. This negligent homicide charge was from a 2010 fight, in which the victim died as a result of the injuries inflicted by Wentworth.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Wentworth was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on May 27, 2015. The “Fugitive of the Week” is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Ink Link and is prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” continues to be very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Based on this feature, a lot of information was developed which ultimately led to the arrest of Wentworth in Lawrence, Mass. this afternoon.

This arrest was made possible by the hard work of several members of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force including; Strafford and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, NH Department of Corrections – Probation & Parole, and 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 5,869 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.

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