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Monday, July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020
© U.S. Marshals Service Joshua Matthew Davidson, 30, with a last known address of Fort Deposit, Alabama, was arrested in an apartment on C Street in Hampton July 10.

CONCORD, NH — A fugitive from Alabama, who was a former police officer, was arrested on warrants on the Seacoast after U.S. Marshals were able to track him down inside an apartment Friday.

Joshua Matthew Davidson, 30, with a last known address of Fort Deposit, Alabama, was arrested on C Street in Hampton around 6:30 p.m. on warrants for human trafficking, second-degree kidnapping, and first-degree sodomy. The charges against Davidson were issued out of the Dallas County Alabama District Court, according to Jeffrey White, a deputy marshal with the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force.

"The courts in Alabama requested that bail be set in the amount of $250,000," White said. "Davidson was aware of these charges and had originally indicated to authorities in Alabama that he would surrender to them. Mr. Davidson failed to surrender and fled Alabama."

Task force members received information from the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force that Davidson might be on New Hampshire's Seacoast. Task force members here began searching communities for him and found a vehicle "associated with Davidson" at a building on C Street. Task force members moved in and arrested Davidson without incident.

"This arrest is another great example of the network of investigators of the U.S. Marshals Service that spans the country and the globe," said U.S. Marshal Nick Willard. "Fugitive cases evolve rapidly and our task force is able to respond equally as quickly to ensure that we can safely take these accused violent fugitives off the streets."

Davidson is being held at the Rockingham County Jail and will be arraigned in Hampton District Court Monday.

Task force members involved in the arrest include the Belknap and Rockingham county sheriff’s offices, the Greenfield, Hampton and Seabrook police departments, Federal Protective Service, the New Hampshire State Police, along with deputy U.S. Marshals, White said.

According to Alabama law, a second-degree kidnapping charge involves abduction of another person with the intent of assuming "lawful control of that person" but "not coupled with intent to use or threaten to use deadly force." A first-degree sodomy charge involves a person older than 16 engaging in "deviate" sexual intercourse with a person under 12.

Editor's note: This post was derived from information supplied by the U.S. Marshals Service and does not indicate a conviction. This link explains the removal request process for New Hampshire Patch police reports.


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