U.S. Marshal David G. Jolley, Eastern District of Tennessee, announced the arrest of James Trott, 27, of Manchester, N.H. Trott was wanted out of New Hampshire for felony intimidation/stalking. Trott is prohibited from possessing a firearm and has possible gang affiliation.
After learning of his warrants in New Hampshire, Trott 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, or “commit suicide by cop”. Trott had also made other non-direct life-threatening comments toward police and prosecutors and is known to be armed and dangerous.
Information was received by local law enforcement that Trott was in the Bradley County area. Based on this information, investigators assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service’s Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force in Chattanooga joined with the Cleveland Police Department on Tuesday to locate and arrest Trott in the safest manner possible. Trott was found to be living with a relative in Cleveland. Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force personnel and Cleveland police officers were able to take Trott into custody without incident. Trott is currently being extradited back to New Hampshire to face his charges there.
U.S. Marshal David G. Jolley said that he was very pleased that law enforcement was able to safely apprehend Trott, who was obviously planning violence toward police and was a threat to the public. He said, “This speaks tremendously to the training and professionalism of the officers involved in Trott’s apprehension.”