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Monday, June 06, 2016

Marshals Track and Arrest Man Wanted on Child Rape Charges to Manchester

Concord, NH - Today, the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force developed information that lead to the arrest of Joseph MacDonald Jr., 26, of Manchester, who was wanted by Raymond Police Department for three (3) counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault of a Child under the age of 13 years old. Additionally MacDonald had 3 more outstanding arrest warrants, the first was from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office for a failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine; a second warrant issues by the Wolfeboro Police Department for unauthorized taking of a motor vehicle, and lastly by the Carroll County Superior Court for being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of heroin, driving after suspension and for breach of bail conditions for drug possession.

Task Force investigators tracked MacDonald to a residence on the 100 block of Market St, where he was residing with a female associate and her two children. Investigators observed MacDonald leave the residents at which time he was arrested without incident. MacDonald was turned over to the Raymond Police Department for processing and will be held pending his initial court appearances in reference to all of his charges.

Several member agencies from the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force assisted in the safe arrest of MacDonald including deputies from the U.S. Marshals Office, Rockingham, Strafford and Hillsborough Counties Sheriff's Offices.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,340 arrests (Updated as of 5/03/2016). 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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