Hakeem Jordan Harris, 23 years-of-age, was last
known to have ties to the Lebanon, Concord and Franklin, NH areas when
the arrest warrant was issued. Harris was being sought on an arrest
warrant issued by the Lebanon (NH) Police Department for narcotics
distribution and endangering the welfare of a child.
As part of
this investigation, Mr. Harris had been featured as the “Fugitive of the
Week” early this morning, January 12, 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
also to be distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New
Shortly after Harris had been featured as the
“Fugitive of the Week,” several tips were received from the public by
both the White River Junction, VT Police Department and the U.S.
Marshals. The information provided indicated that Harris was staying in
a motel in White River Junction, VT. This afternoon, members Hartford
Police Department conducted surveillance in the area of the suspected
motel, when Harris was observed getting in a vehicle. This vehicle was
stopped by law enforcement and Harris was arrested without incident. Mr.
Harris will be charged as a fugitive from justice based on the
outstanding Lebanon (NH) Police Department arrest warrant. Harris will
be held in custody pending his initial appearance and eventual return to
NH to face these charges.
U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, “We
are grateful for the assistance of the Hartford (VT) Police Department
for their willingness to quickly respond and safely arrest Mr. Harris.”
Willard continued, “This is another great example of how fleeing across
state lines does not make you immune from arrest and prosecution.”
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency