State Rep. Daniel P. Gordon of Portsmouth has been arrested as a "fugitive from justice" on an outstanding warrant, according to a report by The Providence Journal Sunday.
Gordon is being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) pending arraignment on Monday.
Gordon, 42, of 35 Allan Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 16, by members of the Rhode Island State Police, Major Crimes Unit and Intelligence Unit. He was arrested as a fugitive from justice on a Massachusetts warrant for failure to appear on an eluding charge and other motor vehicle violations, according to the State Police report.
According to The Providence Journal, Gordon entered the Portsmouth State Police barracks on Wednesday to make a complaint about "cyberstalking." Police later learned Gordon was wanted on the warrant.
Gordon was arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace David Cannon and transported to the ACI to await formal arraignment.
The 2008 charge of eluding police stems from an incident in Massachusetts. Details about this charge are unknown at this time.
On Sept. 6, members of the Rhode Island House GOP Caucus voted to expel Rep. Dan Gordon from the party.
An explicit reason for the decision has not yet been given. Earlier this month, House Minority Leader Brian Newberry sent Gordon a warning letter after he reportedly made derogatory comments about fellow Republicans.
On the article, Gordon commented: "And this is why if I have anything to say about it, Tiverton will lose school funding to local charter schools. It doesn't matter if gay or straight, if sexual meet-up groups are being promoted in our schools rather than improving test scores, that school is failing. Is it really more important for our children to get 'sexed-up', than learning advanced math?"
Portsmouth Patch will continue to following this story as it develops.