Criminal Justice News

Thursday, August 27, 2015

U.S. Marshals and Concord Police Arrest Man Wanted for Rape of a Child in Kentucky

Concord, NH – Early this morning, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along with officers from the Concord Police Department, arrested Christopher John Wade, 47, from Richmond, Kentucky. The U.S. Marshals were contacted today requesting assistance in the location and arrest of Wade. Wade was being sought on a Madison County, Kentucky warrant in connection with the alleged rape of a child over a period of 10 years, which occurred in Kentucky.

Information developed this morning indicated that Wade was temporarily working in the Concord area and residing at a hotel on Hall Street. Members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, along with the Concord Police Department went to the Hall Street hotel in to attempt to locate and arrest Wade. After knocking at the hotel room door and not receiving a response, entry was forced into the room. Wade was immediately located in the room, where he was arrested without incident.

Wade was processed and charged as a fugitive from justice, based on the outstanding Kentucky arrest warrant. Wade will be held at the Merrimack County Jail pending his initial court appearance and eventual return to Madison County, Kentucky to face these very heinous allegations.

This arrest was made by several member agencies of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Belknap, Hillsborough, Rockingham, & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Concord and Manchester Police Departments, 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 6,089 arrests (Updated as of 7/29/2015). 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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