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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 05, 2018 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308
;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
'Fugitives of the Week' Arrested in Laconia by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was able to track down and arrest “Fugitive of the week”, Brandon Janak, 24. Janak had been wanted on am outstanding Belknap County Superior Court arrest warrant for being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.

Janak had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” back on May 23rd. Since this time, numerous tips had come in, but Janak was living a very transient lifestyle and was more challenging to find due to his seemingly constant movement around the City of Laconia and surrounding towns. The Marshals Fugitive Task Force was able to close in on Janak with the help of the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Vito, from the Belmont Police Department. Early Tuesday evening, Janak was found in an apartment on Arch Street in Laconia where he was arrested without incident. At the time of arrest several other people were in the apartment, along with signs of narcotic use. One associate of Mr. Janak was Wendell Corrow, who was arrested as well, after he was found to have an outstanding electronic bench warrant issued out of Laconia District Court on an unknown offense.

Based on the narcotics evidence in the apartment, the Belknap County Drug Task Force requested and received a search warrant for the Arch Street apartment. As a result of this search, additional narcotic related charges are possible for the people that were found in the apartment.

Both, Janak and Corrow were transported to the Belknap County Jail for processing and holding pending their initial court appearances. Mr. Janak is also possibly facing another additional charge for resisting arrest, after he fled from law enforcement officers during an arrest attempt a day earlier in Laconia.

The “Fugitive of the Week” had been aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link 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.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said “A lot of different agencies worked together to tirelessly track down Mr. Janak; this group effort is what makes these arrests both safe and possible”. Cargill continued, “Thank you so much to each member of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office and the Belmont Police Department along with their K-9 Vito for all of their extraordinary help.”

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,253 arrests (Updated as of 04/29/2018). 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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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