CONCORD - A armed and dangerous fugitive with Rochester ties who had been tracked by U.S. Marshals since May 4 was taken into custody in Maine on Monday afternoon.
"Fugitive of the Week" Mathew L. Stevenson, 41, was wanted on arrest warrants issued by both the Manchester and Portsmouth Police Departments. The Manchester Police Department was seeking Stevenson on arrest warrants alleging the offense of strong-arm robbery. The Portsmouth Police Department holds a warrant alleging seven counts of assault, criminal trespass, and breach of bail.
Since beginning their investigation into his whereabouts, the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force had received several tips pointing to both the Rochester and the Shapleigh, Maine areas.
On Monday afternoon Marshals went to Shapleigh, based on new tips that pointed to a camper on Hubbards Cove Road. After a short period of surveillance, Stevenson was seen at the camper. The US Marshals then requested the assistance of the York County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police, who quickly responded to assist in the safe arrest of Stevenson.
Stevenson was turned over to the York County Sheriff's Office to be charged as a fugitive from justice on his outstanding New Hampshire arrest warrants. He will be held without bail at the York County Jail pending his initial court appearance today and eventual return to New Hampshire to face these very serious charges.