Investigation Leads to the Arrest of ‘Fugitive of the Week’ at Rochester Motel

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Concord,
NH – This morning, the United States Marshals Service – NH
Joint Fugitive Task Force is happy to announce the arrest of today’s
featured “Fugitive of the Week.” Shaun William Laws, 32
years-of-age, who was last known to be transient in Rochester had just
been featured this morning as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Mr. Laws was
wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants including one issued by the
Strafford County Superior Court for failing to appear on a charge of
assault by a prisoner. The second warrant was issued by the Rockingham
County Superior Court for probation violations on an original conviction
and sentence on a theft by unauthorized taking case. As part of
this feature as the “Fugitive of the Week,” Mr. Laws 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 developed information pointing to a Rochester
motel. After a short period of surveillance, members of the task force
went to the motel room and made contact with the renter who is a known
relative of Laws. After initially denying Shaun’s presence in the room,
Shaun was located in the bathroom and arrested without further incident.
Mr. Laws was transported by the task force to the Strafford
County Jail for processing and holding pending his initial court
appearances on his two outstanding arrest warrants.This arrest
was made by several member agencies of the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task
Force, including members from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, the
Greenfield Police Department, along with a a deputy US Marshal.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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