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

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Concord,
NH
– The U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task
Force was happy to learn that “Fugitive of the Week” Thomas Towle has
surrendered to the courts.

It was learned late last week that
“Fugitive of the Week,” Thomas James Towle, 37 years-of-age, who was
last known to reside in Milton, NH, had contacted his attorney. Through
his attorney, arrangements were made with both the Strafford & Carroll
County Superior Courts to make Mr. Towle available for court hearings in
reference to his ongoing narcotics cases.

Mr. Towle had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 7th. Towle was being
sought by both the Carroll County and the Strafford County Sheriff’s
Offices on two Possession of Methamphetamine charges. Prior attempts to
arrest Mr. Towle were unsuccessful and the US Marshals were requested to
assist in his apprehension. The “Fugitive of the Week” was aired on
WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch,
Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink
Link, the Rochester 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.

U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said, “I am very pleased to hear that Mr.
Towle made the right choice to contact his attorney and make
arrangements to surrender to the courts.” Willard continued, “This is
the first step necessary to get this matter resolved and move on with
his life.”

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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