Busy Start to the Week for U.S. Marshals

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NH – The United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive
Task Force is very pleased to announce the arrest of four fugitives
today. The day started off strong, with the arrest of “Fugitive
of the Week,” James Marshall Canney, 60 years-of-age, who was wanted on
a two arrest warrants including a Rockingham County probation violation
and a State of NH parole violations, both of which stem from prior
convictions and sentences on narcotics cases. Mr. Canney had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on February 9, 2022, which was
aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-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 numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.
Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was distributed statewide to
all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.The U.S. Marshals
Fugitive Task Force had developed information indicating that Canney was
possibly staying at a Brooks Street, Manchester, NH address. This
morning Canney was observed getting in a van and departing the
residence. The U.S. Marshals requested the assistance of the Manchester
Police Department to make the vehicle stop due to his history of fleeing
in a motor vehicle. Canney initially refused to stop for law
enforcement, but eventually stopped at the corner of South Willow Street
and Vinton Streets, where he was arrested without further incident.
Canney was processed by the Manchester Police Department and held
without bail on his two outstanding arrest warrants.The next
case was at the request of the U.S. Marshals in Massachusetts, who were
assisting the Massachusetts State Police and the Haverhill Police
Department in locating and arresting Gjon Gjegji, 53 years-of-age, last
known to reside in Pelham, NH. Gjegji was wanted on an arrest warrant
issued on March 23, 2022 alleging 3 counts of rape of a child with force
with an age difference of 10 years or more; and 2 counts of indecent
assault and battery on a person over age 14. Information developed
indicated that Gjegji was residing at a home on Windham Street in
Pelham, NH. After a period of surveillance, Gjegji was observed leaving
this residence in a yellow box truck. The assistance of the Pelham
Police Department was requested and Gjegji was arrested when he stopped
for his morning coffee at a local restaurant on Route 38 in Pelham.
After Gjon’s arrest, the second person in the vehicle was positively
identified as another wanted person after he had initially provided a
false name. Leonardo Gjegji, 25 years-of-age, also of Pelham, NH was
arrested on two outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Concord
District Court in 2021. One warrant was for theft by unauthorized taking
and the second for willful concealment. Both Gjon and Leonardo Gjegji
were turned over to the Pelham Police Department for processing. Gjon
was charged as a fugitive from justice based on the very serious
allegations out of Massachusetts and Leonardo was processed on his two
NH warrants involving larcenies.Lastly, the U.S. Marshals from
the District of Vermont contacted the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force
shortly after noontime today requesting our assistance in locating and
arresting a fugitive wanted on a federal supervised release violation.
Douglas Richard Allen, 64 years-of-age, who was last known to reside at
a half-way house in Manchester had absconded from the program.
Information developed indicated that he was currently in the area of
Veteran’s Park in Manchester, NH and was easily recognizable wearing his
trademark tie-dyed sneakers. This information was forwarded to our task
force partners at the Manchester Police Department, along with deputy
U.S. Marshals. After a short period of surveillance, Allen was located
and arrested without incident. Allen was transported to the Merrimack
County Jail, where he will be held pending his initial court appearance
and removal hearing in the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH on March
29, 2022. U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “The partnerships that
we have developed throughout New Hampshire and New England have truly
strengthened our ability to apprehend fugitives.” Willard continued, “We
are grateful for all of the help and support that we receive day in and
day out from law enforcement partners and cannot thank them enough.”Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint
Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over
8,542 arrests (Updated as of 12/31/2021). 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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