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NH task force captures three NH fugitives in three different states within 12 hours

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Reporter | Sep 23, 2022

CONCORD — The U.S. Marshals Service’s New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force said in a statement Thursday that its members are “very pleased” to announce the capture of three fugitives between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

All three were recently featured by the service’s Fugitive of the Week (FOW) campaign, through which officials provide various local and state media outlets with information on each selected FOW as well as distribute the information to state and sometimes regional law enforcement agencies.

The three recent arrestees include:

* John David Eggleton IV, 55. Featured as the FOW on Jan. 16, 2019, after failing to appear in Strafford County Superior Court on multiple assault charges. Eggleton was working as a machinist in Deer Park, New York when members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force – Long Island, closed on his location and made the arrest without incident. Eggleton had reportedly been living in Brentwood and trying to maintain a low profile, but a misstep did not escape the watchful eye of Suffolk County Sheriff’s Deputies. Eggleton will be brought back to New Hampshire upon conclusion of an extradition hearing in Suffolk County, New York.

* Mark Donald Gagnon, 59. Featured as the FOW on Sept. 7. Gagnon was on federal supervised release when he allegedly failed to appear in U.S. District Court for a hearing regarding multiple violations of his release conditions. Deputy U.S. Marshals in New Hampshire hunted down leads and determined Gagnon was living in Naples, Florida. Deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service Middle District of Florida — Fort Myers Division, and Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force used the intel from New Hampshire to locate Gagnon, who was living in a small cargo trailer on 7th Street. Pending a warrant of removal hearing at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Myers, Gagnon will be extradited back to New Hampshire.

Justin Dean Hayes, 30

* Justin Dean Hayes, 30. Featured as Wednesday’s FOW. Although multiple leads were provided by the public, it was the vigilance of two officers from the Manchester Police Department who spotted Hayes in Veteran’s Park in the early evening. Hayes initially tried to discretely flee the area, but the officers were able to locate and take him into custody in an alley off Chestnut Street. The arresting officers cited the FOW campaign as a reason Hayes was fresh on their minds. Hayes, who was wanted for sex offender registration violations, has updated his registration information and has been released.

* In addition to the three arrests, Justin Brady-Muller, 33, a convicted bank robber that violated federal supervision requirements, was arrested by Manchester police on Sept. 8 at the La Quinta hotel on Front Street. Brady-Muller was featured as the FOW on Aug. 10, and remains in federal custody after being remanded to the custody if the Marshals Service in U.S. District Court for New Hampshire.

“The U.S. Marshals Service enjoys a vast network of law enforcement partners that help us cast a wide net,” Chief Deputy Marshal Brenda Mikelson said.

“I would like to thank the local, county and state agencies across the nation that help make our districts and task forces so successful at ensuring fugitives have their day in court.”

As of the end of 2021, more than 8,500 fugitives have been arrested since the U.S. Marshals’ New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force made its debut in 2002.

John David Eggleton IV, age 55

The individuals arrested over those 20 years have been accused of offenses ranging from murder and assault to unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and others.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.


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