‘Fugitive of the Week’ Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Rochester

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– The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is very
pleased to announce that “Fugitive of the Week,” Jason Lee Brewer was
arrested this afternoon in Rochester, NH.

Jason Lee Brewer, 38
years-of-age, was last known to be transient in the Strafford County
area. Mr. Brewer was wanted on an arrest warrant issued in November 2021
by the Strafford County (NH) Superior Court for failing to appear on
narcotics charges involving heroin/fentanyl.

As part of this
investigation, Mr. Brewer was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on
January 19, 2022. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM,
WEMJ-FM, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Manchester
Information, the Manchester Ink Link, The Rochester & Lebanon Voice and
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 over 500 fugitives since its implementation in 2007.
Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was to be distributed statewide
to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.

Based on
Brewer’s “Fugitive of the Week” feature, several tips were received
pointing investigators to several locations in the Rochester, NH area.
Today, it was due to investigative efforts of the NH Joint Fugitive Task
Force in this area that ultimately led to Brewer’s arrest at a Buffy
Street residence. Mr. Brewer is currently being held at the Strafford
County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance tomorrow in Strafford
County Superior Court.

U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, “The
Fugitive of the Week program continues to thrive here in NH since its
creation in 2007” Willard continued, “The fugitive task force places a
high priority on these cases and the number of arrests consistently
shows how well this program works. This is thanks to the great
cooperation between law enforcement, the public and the media.”

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive
Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,542
arrests (Updated as of 12/31/2021). 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, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of
offices in foreign countries.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.


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