Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by U.S. Marshals at a Farmington Hotel

Concord, NH - This week’s scheduled “Fugitive of the Week,” Jean Ernest Pelissier, 38, was arrested this morning by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force at a Farmington, New Hampshire hotel. Pelissier was scheduled to be featured tomorrow as the “Fugitive of the Week.”

Mr. Pelissier was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants issued out of the Strafford County Superior Court. The first was issued for bail violations stemming from an original charge of robbery and assault. The second warrant was for bail violations on a drug offense.

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.

After his arrest, Jean Pelissier was brought to the Strafford County Jail, where he will be processed and held, pending his initial court appearance in Strafford County Superior Court on his outstanding cases.

Today’s arrest was made by task force officers from the Strafford, and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, deputy U.S. Marshals, and the assistance of the Farmington Police Department.

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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