Criminal Justice News

Friday, November 27, 2015

This Week’s 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Rochester, NH Prior to Media Blitz

Concord, NH - “Fugitive of the Week,” Adam Jenna, 35, was arrested shortly before noon by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Rochester, New Hampshire. Jenna was scheduled to be this week’s “Fugitive of the Week.”

Jenna was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. The first was issued by the Belknap County Superior Court for failure to appear on an original charge of theft of a firearm. The second warrant was issued by the Rockingham County Superior Court for probation violations on an original heroin offense. The U.S. Marshals had been requested to feature Jenna as the “Fugitive of the Week,” due to the serious nature of his prior offenses. Shortly after this week’s fugitive poster was sent to the media, information was developed as to a possible location for Jenna.

Members of the fugitive task force, including members from the Strafford, Rockingham, Belknap & Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices, the Rochester Police Department and deputy U.S. Marshals converged on a large apartment complex on Farmington Road in Rochester. As officers were approaching the apartment that Jenna was reportedly staying in, Jenna emerged and was taken into custody without incident. Jenna was transported by the Rochester Police Department to the Strafford County Jail for processing and holding on his outstanding arrest warrants.

Jenna was scheduled to be featured as this week’s “Fugitive of the Week” 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.

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.

Colorado Man Arrested in Burlington, North Carolina by U.S. Marshals

Greensboro, NC – Today, at approximately 5:15 AM, Justin Vann Fightmaster, a 38 year old, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Fightmaster was wanted by the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office out Colorado for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. The alleged charge stems from an incident that occurred on July 11, 2014, where Fightmaster stabbed a victim twice in the chest and once in the neck with a knife. The altercation occurred when the victim attempted to stop Fightmaster from driving a vehicle while intoxicated.

Investigative efforts led the JFTF to the 1000 block of Elwood Street in Burlington. Their efforts paid off when members of the JFTF positively identified Fightmaster entering a vehicle. The JFTF surrounded and converged on the vehicle taking Fightmaster into custody without incident. Fightmaster was transported to the Alamance County Jail where he is currently being held awaiting extraction back to Colorado.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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