Concord, NH (STL.News) – “Fugitive of the Week,” Robert Adkins, Jr., 31, was quickly located and arrested in Bristol, NH after tips pointed law enforcement in the right direction. Adkins was being sought on an outstanding Grafton County (NH) arrest warrant for possession of controlled drugs and receiving stolen property.
As part of this investigation, Adkins had just been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” yesterday morning. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, 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” has been 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” is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.
Shortly after being featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” this morning, the phone calls began to come in. These phone calls were very specific as to the location of Mr. Adkins’ residence in Bristol, New Hampshire. Based on this information, several members of the US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force from the Strafford & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, the Greenfield Police Department, deputy US Marshals, along with officers from the Bristol, Alexandria and Danbury Police Departments responded to the area of the residence in Bristol. Once in the area, Adkins was observed departing the residence and taken into custody at a local gas station. Mr. Adkins was to be turned over to the Bristol Police Department for processing on his outstanding arrest warrant.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,475 arrests (Updated as of 12/10/2018). 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.