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September 26. 2013 8:37AM

Wanted fugitive arrested in Mass.

A man featured Wednesday as the "Fugitive of the Week" was arrested early Thursday morning in Brockton, Mass.

Tyler Root, 25, was being sought on an arrest warrant issued by Belknap County Superior Court for failure to appear on a charge of sexual assault on a minor.

After various news outlets, including the New Hampshire Union leader, publicized that law-enforcement officials were looking for Root, members of the U.S. Marshals task forces in New Hampshire and Massachusetts received anonymous tips, leading them to a Vine Street address in Brockton, Mass.

Thursday morning, the Massachusetts U.S . Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including members from Brockton police and Massachusetts State Police, Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, along with deputy U.S. marshals, converged on the Vine Street residence where Root was located and arrested without incident.

He was taken to the Brockton police station for processing on the charge of being a fugitive from justice on the outstanding New Hampshire arrest warrant.

His initial court appearance will be Thursday in Brockton District Court. After the court hearing, he will be detained at the Plymouth County jail pending his return to New Hampshire.


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