Suspect Wanted for Killing Deacon Arrested

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A suspect wanted for killing a 70-year-old deacon in Roosevelt last fall was apprehended in Memphis, Tennessee following a national manhunt and is being extradited to Long Island, Nassau County police said.

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Andrew Patton

Andre Patton, 47, of Roosevelt, was charged with second-degree murder in the Nov. 3 stabbing death of Deacon Patrick Logsdon.

Officers had responded to an aided case at Anthony House on East Roosevelt Avenue, where Patton was the program manager of the facility run by St. Vincent dePaul of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Upon arrival, they found the victim had been stabbed numerous times. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Homicide Squad detectives tracked Patton down with the assistance of the Memphis Tennessee Police Violent Crime Unit and U.S. Marshals.

He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.