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Fugitive arrested in Effingham

October 29. 2013 8:29AM


EFFINGHAM - Law enforcement officials pepper sprayed a vicious dog last night before they could get into a residence and arrest a fugitive they found hiding next to a toilet, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Mark Adjutant, 42, wanted on several warrants for probation and parole violations on original convictions for arson and attempted theft and a new theft charge, was arrested late Monday night by members of the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force.

U.S. Marshals had been searching for Adjutant for several months after he allegedly stole a purse from a vehicle parked last June at a Wakefield gas station. Investigators had tracked Adjutant to different parts of New Hampshire and Vermont and Monday night, they determined he had returned to a residence in Effingham.

Members of the N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force, including state probation and parole officers, Carroll County deputies, along with Effingham police officers, went to the residence to make the arrest.

When the door opened, they were met by a vicious dog which had to be pepper sprayed, according to a news release issued by Deputy U.S Marshal Jeffrey White. Adjutant was found hiding next to a toliet in the bathroom where he was arrested without further incident.

He was booked at the Carroll County jail on the outstanding arrest warrants and is being held without bail pending his initial court appearance.

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