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Friday, October 16, 2015

'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Denmark, Maine

Concord, NH - This week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Adam John Little, 35, was arrested today at about noon by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in a Denmark, ME apartment. Little was just featured this past Wednesday as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Little was wanted for parole violations in the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Little was on parole due to his original conviction and sentence for criminal threatening and intimidation. Additionally, during a recent encounter with NH parole officers, Little is alleged to have assaulted a parole officer prior to fleeing.

It was based on the “Fugitive of the Week” feature that the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received multiple tips pointing to a residence on West Main Street in Denmark, Maine. Today, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along with a Maine State Trooper and his K-9 partner went to the residence in Denmark. Little was quickly located and arrested without incident.

As part of this U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Little was just featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” which was broadcasted on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, The Manchester Ink Link and was prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” continues to be a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.

Mr. Little was arrested as a fugitive from justice and transported to the Oxford County Jail by the Maine State Police. Little will be held pending his initial court appearance as a fugitive from justice on his outstanding NH arrest warrant.

Today’s arrest was made by task force officers from the Belknap, Strafford, Rockingham and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices, deputy U.S. Marshals, and with the assistance of the Maine State Police.

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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