08/22/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/23/2019 13:18
Concord, NH - On August 15th, 'Fugitive of the Week,' Freedom Weymouth, 40, was arrested by the Peabody Massachusetts Police Department. Weymouth was being sought on outstanding Commonwealth of Massachusetts arrest warrants alleging the offenses of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (X4), assault to murder, as well as assault and battery (X4).
Mr. Weymouth was featured as the 'Fugitive of the Week' on May 1st at the request of the U.S. Marshals from Massachusetts. At that time, there was information indicating that Weymouth was hiding out in Southern New Hampshire. 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' continues to be 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.
On August 15th, the Peabody Police Department received information that pointed to a friend of Weymouth's apartment on Jacobs Street in Peabody. Several members of the Peabody Police Department and officers from the surrounding departments went to this apartment at approximately 10:00 PM in an attempt to arrest Mr. Weymouth. After announcing at the door with a Police K-9, Weymouth surrendered to officers without incident.
Weymouth was transported to the Peabody Police Department for processing on the outstanding arrest warrants and held pending his initial court appearance.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,751 arrests (Updated as of 07/25/2019). 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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