Marshals capture fugitive who rode bike from NH to Florida

Author: Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – U.S. marshals have apprehended a fugitive sex offender who fled New Hampshire on his bicycle and rode to Florida.

Authorities say 49-year-old Edgar Gordon of Manchester was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.

He also has outstanding warrants in Dunbarton and Concord for burglary, reckless conduct and failure to appear in court.

Marshals say they arrested Gordon on Friday in Oak Hill, Florida. He told them he took off from New Hampshire on his bicycle in May 2014 and slept in the woods and in shelters during his 39-day journey to Florida.

He is required to register as a sex offender for life after a 1994 conviction in Maine for sexual assault on a victim under 18.

It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

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