MANCHESTER, NH – On Dec. 4. “Fugitive of the Week” Anthony Michael Kay was located and arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Manchester. Kay was being sought on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violation of conditions of supervised release. This supervision was following a 21-month prison sentence after being convicted for distribution of cocaine and heroin in 2012. Kay was last known to live in Manchester, but had been on the run and in hiding since the issuance of the arrest warrant in June, 2014.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Kay was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on July 10. 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” continues to be very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.
Even with this extensive media coverage, and several tips, Kay was able to remain elusive for several months. Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force developed information pointing investigators to a residence of an associate in the 1200 block of Somerville Street in Manchester, N.H. After a short period of surveillance, Kay was observed at the residence and the task force moved in to make the arrest. Kay was quickly located inside the house and arrested without incident. Kay was transported to the Merrimack County Jail for holding pending his initial court appearance at U.S. District Court later today.
This arrest was made by the cooperative effort of several member agencies of the U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Manchester & Greenfield Police Departments, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,869 arrests (Updated as of 12/4/2014). 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. Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.