New Hampshire U.S. Marshals ‘Fugitive of the Week’ Captured by Saco Maine Police

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Concord,
NH
– A short time ago, the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint
Fugitive Task Force received word from the Saco Maine Police Department
that this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Hunter Edward Eaton, was just
arrested.

Hunter Eaton, 21 years-of-age, who was known to have
ties in both the Rochester, NH and the Sanford, ME areas, was featured
this past Wednesday as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Mr. Eaton was being
sought on multiple arrest warrants in New Hampshire including a
Strafford County arrest warrant for failing to appear on charges
involving the theft of multiple firearms; as well as a Rockingham County
warrant for bail violations on an ongoing burglary case. Additionally,
Eaton has list of in-state warrants issued by the Rochester and
Somersworth, NH Police Departments.

As part of the search for
Mr. Eaton, he was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” this past
Wednesday. 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.

This afternoon, it
was officers from the Saco Maine Police Department that responded to a
call for some juveniles drinking in a parking lot of a store on Main
Street in Saco. At this location, the only adult present was an
individual who provided his name as ‘Hunter Fagan’, which is a known
alias used by Hunter Edward Eaton. Through further investigation, the
Saco officers were able to positively identify Mr. Eaton and arrest him
without incident on his multiple outstanding arrest warrants. Eaton was
booked into the York County Jail, where he will be held without bail as
a fugitive from justice on his outstanding NH warrants. After court in
Maine, Eaton will be returned to New Hampshire to deal with his many
outstanding criminal cases.

US Marshal Nick Willard said, “The
“Fugitive of the Week” program is far-reaching, and we are happy that
many officers in the New England area actively seek out and arrest these
fugitives on a very regular basis.” Willard continued, “We are very
thankful to the officers of the Saco Police Department for doing an
excellent investigation and safely taking Mr. Eaton into custody.”

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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