U.S. Marshals in Puerto Rico Arrest New Hampshire ‘Fugitive of the Week’

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– The U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task
Force is extremely pleased to announce the arrest of “Fugitive of the
Week,” Jonathan Navarro-Gomez. Navarro-Gomez was arrested by the U.S.
Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Guayama, Puerto Rico last evening.

Jonathan Navarro-Gomez, 27 years-of-age, who was last known to
reside in Manchester, NH had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week”
on February 17, 2021. Navarro-Gomez was being sought by the U.S.
Marshals after he was indicted in U.S. District Court in Concord, NH on
charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
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.

After being
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” several tips were received
pointing investigators to an area of Guayama, Puerto Rico. This
information was shared with our US Marshals counterparts in Puerto Rico,
who followed up on all of the tips. Eventually, this information led to
Navarro-Gomez’s location, but he was able to flee prior to be arrested.
Last evening, the persistence of the US Marshals – Puerto Rico Violent
Offenders Task Force paid off. They were able to locate and arrest
Navarro-Gomez without incident even though he had changed his appearance
after he had fled from authorities a couple of weeks earlier.

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Navarro-Gomez was transported to the Metropolitan Detention Center in
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico for processing and holding pending his initial
court appearance. This court appearance will be conducted at the US
District Court in San Juan, PR later today. At this court hearing, it
will be determined if Navarro-Gomez should be held without bail pending
his return to New Hampshire.

This investigation and arrest was
made by several member agencies that make up the U.S. Marshals – NH
Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; Belknap, Rockingham and Strafford
County Sheriff’s Offices, the Greenfield Police Department, Federal
Protective Service along with deputy US Marshals in both New Hampshire
and Puerto Rico.

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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