Concord, NH - The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is happy to announce the arrest of Belknap County fugitive, Logan McCallister Graham in Lebanon, New Hampshire by the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force. Graham had just been featured yesterday as this week's "Fugitive of the Week."
As part of this search for Graham, he was featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-FM, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link, The Rochester & Lebanon Voice and prominently featured on the internet. The "Fugitive of the Week" continues to be a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of over 500 fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was also to be distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Graham, 26 years-of-age, was last known to live in Laconia, NH when he failed to appear in the Belknap County Superior Court on a charge of 2nd degree assault on a child under the age of thirteen. The arrest warrant for Mr. Graham was issued on August 4th, which was just recently turned over to the task force to locate and arrest him. After being featured yesterday as the "Fugitive of the Week," a lot of information was developed pointing to an apartment in Lebanon, NH. Late this morning, members of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force were able to locate and arrest Graham at a residence on Spencer Street in Lebanon. Although Graham initially attempted to close the door on the task force and indicated he would not be arrested, he was quickly subdued and taken into custody.
After Mr. Graham's arrest, he was transported directly to the Belknap County Jail, where he was held pending his initial court appearance on this serious charge.
U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, "The task force continues to help our state, county and local task force partners throughout New Hampshire by seeking out and arresting fugitives that think they can avoid arrest by moving across the state or across the country." Willard continued, "Mr. Graham did not think anyone would find him in Lebanon, NH, but the task force proved him wrong today."
Additionally, this afternoon the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested Joseph Gordan, 61, whose last known address was in Fort Myers, Florida. Gordan was wanted a warrant issued out of Lee County, Florida alleging lewd or lascivious molestation of a child between the ages of 12 and 16. The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force in Florida requested the assistance of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Gordan. Information was developed in New Hampshire indicating that Gordan was possibly in the Milford, New Hampshire area today. After a short period of surveillance, Gordan was observed in Milford Square, where he was arrested without incident by the task force. Mr. Gordan was transported to the Milford (NH) Police Department, where he was charged as fugitive from justice based on the outstanding Florida warrant. Gordan will be held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending his arraignment and eventual return to Florida to face these allegations.
These extensive investigations were conducted with the assistance of several partner agencies of the U.S. Marshal's – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force including, the Belknap, Rockingham and Strafford County Sheriff's Office, the Lebanon, Milford and Greenfield Police Departments, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,218 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2020). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.