‘Fugitive of the Week’ Surrenders to U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force

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New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force LogoConcord,
NH
– A short time ago, this week’s U.S. Marshals – New
Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week,” R’Jay Ladd
surrendered to the fugitive task force outside of the Belknap County
Jail.

Ladd, 21 years-of-age was last known to reside in
either Laconia or Belmont. Mr. Ladd had been featured just yesterday as
the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire “Fugitive of the Week.” The Belknap
County Superior Court had issued an arrest warrant for Ladd after he had
failed to appear on a charge of felonious sexual assault on a child
under the age of 16, but over the age of 13.

As part of the
search for R’Jaye Ladd, he was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on
August 18th. 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 distributed statewide to
all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.

As a result of the
“Fugitive of the Week” program, a large number of tips were received
pointing to possible locations and associates of Ladd. After members of
the task force conducted several interviews, the task force attempted to
contact Mr. Ladd. Later in the day on Wednesday, Mr. Ladd contacted
members of the task force and indicated that he would surrender at the
Belknap County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning.

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On Thursday
morning, Ladd arrived at the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office as directed
where he was arrested without incident and booked into the jail. Ladd
will be held without bail pending his initial court appearance later
today.

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire
Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in
over 8,218 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2020). 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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