More Tips Point to Another ‘Fugitive of the Week” Hiding Out in Maine

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Concord,
NH – The United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive
Task Force is very pleased to announce that another “Fugitive of the
Week” was arrested Friday morning in York, Maine based on your tips. Michael Kelly Elliott, 29 years-of-age, was featured on June 8th as
the U.S. Marshals “Fugitive of the Week” here in New Hampshire. Mr.
Elliott was wanted on a Strafford County (NH) arrest warrant for bail
violations stemming from an ongoing narcotics case.As part of
this feature as the “Fugitive of the Week,” Elliott had been 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 creation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the
Week” was distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New
Hampshire. Today, members of the US Marshal’s, New Hampshire
Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Maine Violent Offenders Task Force
followed up on tips that pointed to residence in the 100 block of
Scituate Road in York, Maine. At this residence, it was discovered that
Elliott was living in a tent on the property, where he was arrested
without incident. Immediately following his arrest, Mr. Elliott
indicated that the handcuffs in the tent were a “souvenir” from the last
time that an officer tried to arrest him in Rochester, NH. These
handcuffs were retrieved to be returned to the Rochester Police
Department, where there is also a local New Hampshire warrant for Mr.
Elliott for resisting arrest or detention. Mr. Elliott was
transported to the York (ME) Police Department, where he was processed
as a fugitive from justice on his outstanding Strafford County (NH)
arrest warrant. Elliott will be held at the York County Jail pending his
court hearing in Maine and eventual return to NH to face his narcotics
and resisting arrest charges.This arrest was made by several
member agencies of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including
members from the Strafford County (NH) Sheriff’s Office, the Greenfield
(NH), Biddeford (ME) and York (ME) Police Departments, Maine State
Police, Maine Department of Corrections, US Customs & Border Protection,
along with deputy US Marshals from both NH and Maine.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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