US Marshals: ‘Fugitive of the week’ found asleep on porch

LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE (AP) — A “fugitive of the week” sought by the United States (US) Marshals Service was found sleeping on a porch in New Hampshire, authorities said on Wednesday.

John Cathcart, 55, was sought on multiple arrest warrants issued from Belknap County, Deputy US Marshal Jeffrey White said in a news release.

The warrants included failing to appear on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and failing to appear on three outstanding narcotics charges.

Cathart was in a segment on Wednesday featured in local media and law enforcement officers statewide were alerted.

Authorities said interviews led them to a porch in Laconia, where they found Cathcart.

He was arrested without incident. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.