Suspected killer of Long Island deacon arrested in Tennessee

A man accused of stabbing a deacon to death at a Long Island halfway house was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee.

A man accused of stabbing a deacon to death at a Long Island halfway house was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee.

Andre Patton, 47, of Roosevelt, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Patrick Lodgson in November 2017, Nassau County police said. He was arrested in Tennessee and extradited to Nassau County where he is expected to be arraigned Saturday. NBC New York reported.

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The 70-year-old Logdson was the program manager at Anthony House, where he lived to serve others, people who knew him said. Patton was one of three people living at home at the time; it helps those who struggle with drug addiction or homelessness.



The deacon was found dead with multiple stab wounds November 3, 2017, according to Nassau County Police Department.

St. Vincent de Paul of the Diocese of Rockville Center, which ran the Anthony House, said in a statement in November: “Even at the time of his death, [Logsdon] was carrying out the Gospel message of caring for the poor as he has done faithfully for 33 years.”

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Law enforcement sources told NBC 4 that Patton later turned up in Queens, where he carjacked a driver before running off on foot.