Fugitive of the Week: Peno sought in connection to Nashua murder by local, state, federal officials

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Peno (taken in Feb. 2015)
Stephan Peno, photo taken 2/2015.


MANCHESTER, NHU.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force has joined the manhunt for Stephan Daniel Peno, a Nashua Police Department fugitive. Peno is wanted  on an outstanding arrest warrant for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, & falsifying physical evidence.

These charges are in connection with Peno’s alleged involvement in the events that led to the death of Benjamin Marcum on March 12, 2015, in Nashua.

Stephan Peno
Stephan Peno

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Peno has family and friends in both Nashua and Manchester, where he is believed to be in hiding. It is possible that Peno has cut his hair and facial hair to avoid detection by law enforcement.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or who may have seen a person that resembles Peno, should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, or your local police. Do not attempt to apprehend Peno. Rather, report any information to the US Marshals Service district office at 603-225-1632 or call 1-877-WANTED-2. You can also text the words “NHTIP” along with any information to TIP411.

The local contact is Deputy U.S. Marshal Greg Murano at (603) 225-1632

On April 14, NH Attorney General Joseph Foster issued a warrant for Peno’s arrest in connection with the stabbing death of Benjamin Marcum on March 12, 2015, in Nashua.

Peno has a medium complexion, is about 5-foot-6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with green eyes and black hair. He has three tattoos: “NFL” on his right front arm; a skeleton/ghost also on his right front arm; “603” on his left front arm.

Police believe it is possible that Peno has cut his hair and facial hair to avoid detection.John Goff, a 17-year-old from Nashua, was arrested March 14 and charged with second-degree murder.

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