‘Fugitive of the Week’ Homicide Suspect Arrested in New York City

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Concord,
NH – The United States Marshals Service is very happy to
announce the arrest of last week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Ricardo
Ferguson. “Fugitive of the Week,” Ricardo Ferguson, 36
years-of-age, was last known to be a resident of the Bronx, NY. Ferguson
was wanted on a federal arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of New York alleging homicide with a firearm
and violation of the Hobbs Act, which is a robbery that interferes with
interstate commerce. Based on these very serious allegations, Ferguson
was considered to be armed and dangerous.The U.S. Marshals – New
York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force worked closely with the New
Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in an effort to track down Mr.
Ferguson. Ferguson had extensive ties with family, friends, and
associates both in New York and the Manchester, New Hampshire area. Over
the past few weeks, a lot of time and effort was put into tracking down
Ferguson both in New Hampshire and New York. As part of these
efforts, Mr. Ferguson had been featured just last Wednesday as the
“Fugitive of the Week” (May 11, 2022). This feature 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. Since being featured, as the “Fugitive of the
Week,” the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force had received several tips
pointing to areas throughout New Hampshire and New York. After intense
pressure throughout this investigation, combined with the added
publicity as the “Fugitive of the Week,” Mr. Ferguson fled New Hampshire
and returned to New York City. Ferguson’s friends, and family learned of
these extremely serious accusations, and he was forced to stay on the
streets of New York City. During the very early hours of Friday morning,
Ferguson was arrested without incident in the area of Times Square by
members of the U.S. Marshals – New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force.
Mr. Ferguson had his initial court appearance on Friday in U.S.
District Court in Manhattan and was ordered detained by the Judge. This investigation and successful arrest was conducted by the US
Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force & the New York/New Jersey
Regional Fugitive Task Force; including members from the Strafford
County (NH) Sheriff’s Office, the Greenfield, Manchester, and the New
York City Police Departments, along with deputy U.S. Marshals from New
Hampshire and New York.U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “New
Hampshire is not impervious to these types of offenses or offenders,
which is why the US Marshals has a well-established network of
investigators that are dedicated to tracking them down.” Willard
continued, “Due to these extensive efforts by the task forces, Mr.
Ferguson was safely arrested and brought before a Judge to face these
very serious allegations.” 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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