NH – The United States Marshals Service is pleased to announce
the safe arrest of fugitive Matthew Gangi. Gangi, 66 years-of-age, was
last known to reside in Pittsfield, NH. Mr. Gangi was just released from
the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on March 23, 2021 after serving a 96-month
prison sentence for a bank robbery. Gangi was to serve a three-year
period of supervised release in NH upon his release from prison.
Unfortunately, Mr Gangi was almost immediately found to be in violation
of his supervised release after he was alleged to have stolen a vehicle
in Lawrence, Mass on March 31st.
Due to the serious nature of
Mr. Gangi’s criminal history and how rapidly he was in violation, the
U.S. Marshals made this case a very high priority. The U.S. Marshals
were able to determine that Gangi fled New England in the stolen vehicle
to the southern United States. This information was shared with the U.S.
Marshals offices from Texas to California.
On April 12th, it was
learned that Mr Gangi allegedly robbed the Arizona Bank & Trust in
Phoenix, AZ. As a result of this robbery, the U.S. Marshals in Arizona
intensified their search and located the stolen vehicle that Gangi was
last known to be driving in a motel parking lot in Tucson, AZ. After a
short period of surveillance Gangi left the motel and was stopped and
arrested without incident.
Mr Gangi is being held at the Central
Arizona Detention Center pending his initial court appearance at US
District Court in Tucson in reference to his New Hampshire supervised
release violation. This hearing will be a warrant of removal hearing to
decide if he will be returned to NH. An additional federal bank robbery
charge against Gangi is currently pending at the U.S. District Court in
Phoenix, where he will also be arraigned in the near future.
U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, David
Gonzales said “The arrest of Gangi is a perfect example of federal,
state, and local law enforcement agencies throughout the country working
together for a common goal.”
District of New Hampshire, US Marshal, Nick
Willard said, “The network of U.S. Marshals and their fugitive task
forces spans across the entire United States and around the globe.”
Willard continued, “It was only a matter of time before Mr. Gangi would
be caught and back in jail where he belongs.”
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency