Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Lynn, Massachusetts

Concord, NH - This week’s scheduled “Fugitive of the Week,” Christopher Lee Landry, 37, was arrested early this afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force in a Lynn, Massachusetts apartment. Landry was scheduled to be featured tomorrow as the “Fugitive of the Week.”

Mr. Landry was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants out of the State of New Hampshire. The first was issued by the Strafford County Superior Court for probation violations stemming from an original conviction and sentence for reckless conduct with a deadly weapon. The second was issued out of the Hillsborough County Superior Court for failure to appear on a larceny charge.

“Even when a fugitive is scheduled to be featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the task force continues to diligently follow any and all leads in an effort to find the fugitive” said U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. Cargill continued, “This case was no exception and fortunately, the task force was able to quickly zero-in on Mr. Landry this afternoon.” Often, when a fugitive is featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” we are fortunate to receive tips that point to the location of the wanted person. In this case, it was the investigative skills of the task force members that allowed us to locate and arrest Landry in Lynn, Mass. this afternoon.

Normally, the “Fugitive of the Week” is 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 prominently featured on the internet. This program has been a remarkably successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.

Christopher Landry was turned over to the Lynn (MA) Police Department, where he will be processed and held as a fugitive from justice. Mr. Landry will be held pending his initial court appearance and eventual return to New Hampshire to resolve his outstanding warrants.

Today’s arrest was made by task force officers from the Strafford, and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, Greenfield Police Department, deputy U.S. Marshals, and with the assistance of several Lynn (Mass.) Police officers.

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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