Concord, NH – Today, Fugitive of the Week, Paul Gerald Grace was arrested
at a campground in Derry, NH. Grace, 43, who was last known to live in
Methuen, MA, was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. The Rockingham County
Sheriff’s Office was seeking Grace on an outstanding arrest warrant for
possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs and Grace was also
wanted by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear on a
charge of operating a vehicle while being deemed a habitual offender.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Grace was featured as
the “Fugitive of the Week” on June 26th. The “Fugitive of the Week” is
broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The
Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on the internet.
The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful tool that has resulted
in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received several tips regarding the
whereabouts of Grace since he was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on
June 26th. Today, these tips led investigators to a Derry campground, where
a family member of Grace’s had a camper. Grace was located inside this
camper and was arrested without incident and brought to the Rockingham
County Jail for processing on the two outstanding arrest warrants. Grace
will be held in custody, pending his initial court appearance on the
outstanding Rockingham County warrant for drug distribution. Once Grace has
cleared up his criminal matters in Rockingham County, he will be transferred
to Strafford County to resolve his outstanding warrant for failing to appear
for being a habitual offender.
Today’s arrest was made by members of the U.S. Marshal’s - NH Joint
Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Rockingham and Strafford
County Sheriff’s Offices, Deputy U.S. Marshals with additional assistance
from the Derry Police Department.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002,
these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 arrests. 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, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices
in foreign countries.
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