Man wanted for violating New Hampshire sex offender laws arrested in Vernon

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A  man wanted for violations of sex offender registration laws in New Hampshire was arrested on Monday in Vernon, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

James E. Wiggins, 42, was wanted on charges out of Merrimack County, N.H., for violation of probation and by the Concord, N.H., police for numerous felony and misdemeanor violations of the New Hampshire Sex Offender Registration laws. He also faces additional charges for sex offender registration violations in New York State. Further charges are pending.

According to officials, investigators in New Hampshire discovered that Wiggins was living in the Oneida area. The information was sent to the NY/NJ Fugitive Regional Task Force. On Monday, the task force saw Wiggins driving down State Route 5 in the village of Vernon. He was followed as he pulled into the parking lot of a business on Route 5, and investigators approached and arrested him. During the arrest, Wiggins allegedly backed his vehicle into an undercover task force vehicle. Both vehicles were damaged, but no one was injured.

The U.S. Marshals Service in Utica, the warrants unit of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the warrants unit of the Utica Police Department, the Oneida County Probation Department, the New York State Police Violent Felonies Warrants Unit, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the Oneida City Police Department.

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