‘Fugitive of the Week’ Arrested by U.S. Marshal’s Task Force in Loudon

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Concord,
NH – No April Fool’s joke today, the United States Marshals
Service is pleased to announce that this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,”
Joel Francis Barlow, Jr., is back behind bars.This week’s
featured “Fugitive of the Week,” Joel Francis Barlow, Jr., 34
years-of-age, was wanted on a State of New Hampshire warrant for parole
violations. Barlow was on parole due to his convictions and sentences
for 4 separate narcotics cases and a theft case. Mr. Barlow also had
additional active arrest warrants for theft issued out of both the
Tilton and Laconia Police Departments.Mr. Barlow had just been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on March 30, 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 NH Joint
Fugitive Task Force received multiple tips pointing them to an apartment
in the 100 block of Union Avenue in Laconia, NH. This location was
checked, without success on March 31st. Surveillance in Laconia was
continued, which resulted in investigators observing a male getting
picked up by a know acquaintance of Barlow. This vehicle was followed to
a hotel in Loudon, NH, where the male was observed to be Joel Barlow.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of
the Loudon Police Department were able to move in and arrest Mr. Barlow
without incident.Mr. Barlow was initially transported to the
Loudon Police Department for processing on his outstanding theft arrest
warrants. After this process, Mr. Barlow was transported to the NH State
Prison for Men in Concord, NH by members of the Loudon Police Department
and the US Marshals. Barlow will have a hearing in front of the NH
Parole Board in the near future to determine the additional amount of
prison time that he will be required to serve.
This investigation and arrest were conducted by
the US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from
the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenfield Police Department,
NH Department of Corrections – Probation & Parole, along with deputy
U.S. Marshals.U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “The task force
receives tips every day on fugitives and each tip is thoroughly
investigated.” Willard continued, “It is these tips and the tenacity of
our investigators that ultimately leads to so many great arrests.”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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