Task force arrests fugitive at restaurant – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A sexual offender who was wanted in New Hampshire and Massachusetts was arrested Saturday evening in Haverhill by members of the U.S. Marshal’s task force from Massachusetts and Haverhill police.

Officers were able to safely arrest Benjamin Rodriguez, 45, at Oriental Garden in Westgate Plaza, where he was working as bouncer, according to police. The Marshals Service described Rodriguez as the “Fugitive of the Week.”

According to the Essex district attorney’s office, Rodriguez was arraigned in Haverhill District Court on Monday and was ordered held without bail, pending his return to New Hampshire as a fugitive from justice on his New Hampshire warrants.

Rodriguez was wanted on multiple arrest warrants in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, according to Supervisory Deputy Jeffrey White, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service. 

The first was a New Hampshire parole warrant for an underlying offenses of aggravated felonious sexual assault. The second and third offenses involved Rodriguez’s failure to

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