Fugitive wanted for Manchester stabbing arrested at Florida bus depot

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Leela Cable aka Leela Ouellette, wanted as a fugitive from justice.
Leela Cable aka Nina Ouellette, arrested in Florida.

CONCORD, NH – “Fugitive of the Week,” Leela Cable (aka: Nina Ouelette), 19, was arrested Nov. 17 by members of the U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Fugitive Task Force at a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., bus station.

Cable was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on October 7, 2015.

She was wanted on an arrest warrant issued out of the Hillsborough County  Superior Court for failing to appear on a charge of first-degree assault by stabbing. Cable was indicted after an investigation conducted by the Manchester Police Department into a stabbing that occurred on June 9, 2014, during which Cable is alleged to have stabbed the victim multiple times with a piece of glass, resulting in serious bodily injuries.

U.S. Marshals received numerous tips following the October publicity over Cable’s fugitive status, which pointed investigators to both Florida and the Manchester area.  All  leads were followed up on and Ft. Lauderdale/Miami became the focus of the investigation.  The NH Joint Fugitive Task Force sent all of the information on Cable to our counterparts in the Florida/Caribbean Fugitive Task Force, resulting in her arrest without incident.

After her arrest, Cable was brought to the Broward County Jail where she will be processed and held as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding New Hampshire arrest warrant.  Cable will be held without bail pending her return to Manchester to face these very serious charges.

U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. says, “I am very proud of the work that the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force does on a daily basis.” Marshal Cargill continues, “This case is a great example of how the Marshals task forces around the country work seamlessly together to track down dangerous fugitives like Leela Cable.”

Tuesday’s arrest was made by task force officers from the U.S. Marshals – Florida/Caribbean Fugitive Task Force, deputy U.S. Marshals, and the assistance of the Ft Lauderdale Police Department.

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