A 27-year-old Manchester man charged with felony intimidation and stalking was captured in Tennessee on Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service.
James Trott has a lengthy criminal record, according to local law enforcement authorities, and a history of animosity toward police officers.
Court documents from a disorderly conduct arrest in 2015 state that Trott has a neck tattoo depicting the cartoon character Calvin urinating on the word police with the number 83 below it. The tattoo is an apparent reference to the badge number of slain Manchester police officer Michael Briggs, who was fatally shot in 2006 while trying to make an arrest.
When Trott learned of his most recent arrest warrant he “made it known that he would not go back to New Hampshire to face his charges, threatening that he would shoot it out with cops if they came to arrest him,” according to a statement from the U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Tennessee.
“Trott has also made other non-direct life-threatening comments toward police and prosecutors,” the statement continued.
On April 23, the Marshals and local police tracked Trott to a relative’s residence in Cleveland, Tenn., and took him into custody without incident.
Trott will now be extradited back to New Hampshire.
“The U.S. Marshals service is exceptional at finding fugitives,” said Nick Willard, who was a Manchester police officer at the time of Briggs’ murder and now serves as the U.S. Marshall for New Hampshire.
The Manchester Police Department declined to provide details about the current charges against Trott until he appears here in court.