U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Two Fugitives in Strafford County Today

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Concord,
NH
– This morning, the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint
Fugitive Task Force began working on this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,”
Travis Michael Magoon. These efforts paid off with Magoon’s arrest in
Strafford, NH.

Magoon, 37 years-of-age, was last known to reside
in Gilford, NH but had relocated and his whereabouts were unknown. Mr.
Magoon was just featured this morning as the “Fugitive of the Week.”
Magoon was being sought on a Belknap County arrest warrant for failing
to appear in an case alleging the offense of being a felon in possession
of a dangerous weapon.

As part of the search for Magoon, he was
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” this morning. 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.

Members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force worked
together this morning conducting research and interviews to develop a
new possible location for Magoon. These efforts led investigators to a
family member’s residence in Strafford, NH. At this residence, Travis
Magoon was found residing in a camper at the rear of the property.
Magoon was arrested without incident and transported directly to the
Belknap County Jail, where he will be processed nd held without bail
pending his initial court appearance later today in the Belknap County
Superior Court.

This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals –
NH Joint Fugitive Task Force were actively searching for multi-state
fugitive, Tyler Christopher Leary. Leary, 29 years-of-age, who was last
known to reside in Rochester, NH was being sought by the State of Maine
for failing to appear on a narcotics charge, as well as being sought in
New Hampshire for failing to appear in Strafford County Superior Court
on a charge of possession with intent to distribute narcotics.
Additionally, Leary recently amassed a third arrest warrant issued out
of the Dover (NH) District Court alleging that he was in violation of a
protective order and two counts of criminal threatening: fear of bodily
harm.

This afternoon, members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force
were checking possible locations for Leary, when one of the
investigators spotted Mr. Leary in the rear of a vehicle at a Rochester
store. The task force was able to quickly mobilize and stop the vehicle
in downtown Rochester, where Mr. Leary was arrested without incident.

Leary was transported to the Strafford County Jail for processing
and holding on his outstanding New Hampshire warrants. Additionally,
Leary will be charged as a fugitive from justice based on the
outstanding arrest warrant issued out of Maine. Leary will have multiple
court hearings in New Hampshire to attend to clear his local criminal
matters prior to being returned to Maine to face his other narcotics
related charge.

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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