A New Hampshire sex offender was arrested in Florida after a lengthy bicycle ride, the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force confirms.
Edgar Gordon, 49, of Manchester, had an outstanding warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. In addition, he was wanted for parole violation with an original offense of burglary, burglary and felony reckless conduct, and failure to appear for burglary.
Police recently obtained information that Gordon was residing at REANNA Ministries in Florida. He was arrested without incident.
In an interview with police, Gordon told officers that he departed from New Hampshire in May of 2014 on a 39-day bicycle ride to Florida. He said he eluded police by staying in the woods and various shelters.
Gordon is required to be a registered sex offender following a 1994 conviction of gross sexual assault on a victim under the age of 18. He is being held by Volusia Co Sheriff's Office where he has pending charges for failure to register as a sex offender in Florida.
When Gordon is cleared of the local charge he will be held as a fugitive from justice and will be extradited back to New Hampshire.