Criminal Justice News

Friday, September 25, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Chases and Arrests Probation Violator in Rochester Woods

Concord, NH - This morning, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive, Jeremy Jackson, 24, of Rochester, NH. The U.S. Marshals were requested to assist in the location and arrest of Jackson, who was wanted on an outstanding Strafford County warrant for probation violations. Jackson was on probation for an original conviction and sentence for forgery. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force took on this case because Jackson has an extensive criminal history, including violence, drugs and resisting arrest.

Members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force were actively looking for Jackson in the Somersworth and Rochester areas this morning. At one of the locations, a couple of members of the task force were in the process of setting up surveillance on Norway Plains in Rochester, NH, when Mr. Jackson was observed in the parking lot walking towards the woods. Members of the task force ordered Jackson to stop and he fled into the woods. Task Force officers pursued Jackson and were able to subdue Jackson in the woods after a short chase, and arrest him without any further incident.

Jackson was transported to the Strafford County Jail, where he was processed and held pending his initial court appearance at the Strafford County Superior Court.

This arrest was made by several members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Strafford & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, NH Department of Corrections – Probation and Parole, Department of State, and 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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