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

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– The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is very
happy to announce that this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Travis
Gabriel Garand surrendered to members of the task force.

Gabriel Garand, 33 years-of-age, was last known to have ties throughout
Strafford County and extending up to Plymouth, NH. Mr. Garand was wanted
on an arrest warrant issued by the Strafford County (NH) Superior Court
for violating the conditions of release on an underlying offense of
armed robbery.

As part of this investigation, Mr. Garand was
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” just yesterday, February 2, 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 the “Fugitive of
the Week” feature, tips were received pointing investigators to the
Plymouth, NH area. Today, it was due to investigative efforts of the NH
Joint Fugitive Task Force in the Plymouth, NH area that ultimately
resulted in Mr. Garand calling to arrange for his surrender. Garand met
task force officers from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office at the
Rochester Police Department this afternoon, where he was arrested
without incident. Mr. Garand 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, “It is
very encouraging when people like Mr. Garand voluntarily contact the US
Marshals in an effort to do the right thing.” Willard continued, “Mr.
Garand’s willingness to surrender shows the court the positive steps he
is taking to get this criminal matter resolved.”

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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