U.S. Marshal’s Arrest ‘Fugitive of the Week” at Local Motel

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Concord,
NH
– Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire
Joint Fugitive Task Force received information from a local police
department that pointed to the likely location of “Fugitive of the
Week,” Megan Ann Morrison.

Morrison, 25 years-of-age who was
known to have ties in tri-city area of Strafford County had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on May 26th. Ms. Morrison was
being sought on a Strafford County arrest warrant for bail violations
for an ongoing narcotics case.

As part of the search for
Morrison, she was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” the last
Wednesday of May 2021. 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.

Yesterday
afternoon, the information provided by local law enforcement officers
led investigators to a motel located on Rochester Hill Road in
Rochester, New Hampshire. At this location members of the US Marshals –
NH Joint Fugitive Task Force along with members of the Rochester Police
Department made contact with a female in one of the rooms who initially
provided a false name. After additional inquiries, the female was
determined through tattoos to be Megan Ann Morrison and arrested without
further incident.

Morrison was transported to the Strafford
County Jail, where she will be held without bail pending her initial
court appearance later today in the Strafford County Superior Court.

US Marshal Nick Willard said, “Law enforcement in the State of New
Hampshire is very much a team and works seamlessly together to combat
crime and arrest fugitives.” Willard continued, “The US Marshals Service
is very grateful for the many relationships with their federal, state,
county and local law enforcement partners.”

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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