SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WHDH) — A 26-year-old man was arrested in South Burlington, Vermont, and is a person of interest in connection with an unsolved murder in Concord, New Hampshire in April that resulted in the death of a couple, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.
Logan Clegg, who is unhoused, was arrested at the South Burlington Public Library as a fugitive and appeared for an arraignment at a courthouse in Burlington this week. Clegg was held for a lack of bail and transported to the Northwest State Correctional Facility.
He is wanted in Utah in relation to a felony possession of stolen property, a case for which he was on probation. A warrant for his arrest in that case was issued in 2021.
He is also a person of interest New Hampshire authorities have been looking for. Police released a sketch of a suspect following the murder of Stephen and Djeswende Reid.
As 7NEWS previously reported, the New Hampshire couple, who met while working for the Peace Corps, left their residence in the Alton Woods apartment complex on Monday, April 18, that led them to the Broken Grounds Trails in Concord. Three days later, their bodies were recovered from a wooded area near the Marsh Loop Trail – both shot to death.
News of Clegg’s arrest spread fast around the complex, where several locals said they were happy to hear the news, though their expectations were measured.
“I’m excited to hear that they might have got somebody,” said Tracy Bureau. “I hope he’s your guy.”
“I mean, yes, it’s a relief, but a person of interest doesn’t necessarily mean he was the person that committed a crime,” said Samantha Chase. “So, until it’s definitive that yes, he was the person that committed the crime, it’s not really that much of a relief.”
Concord detectives were able to locate Clegg at the South Burlington library on Wednesday, where a tactical team arrested him as he was watching a movie on a laptop.
According to court documents, on Tuesday, Concord Police were notified he had purchased a one-way plane ticket bound from JFK Airport to Germany. The move appeared similar to the time Clegg apparently fled the country to Portugal a year prior, when authorities in Utah tried to arrest him on a probation violation.
Authorities in New Hampshire did not comment further on Clegg or why he was considered a person of interest in the April double murder.
Police, who referred to Clegg as a “transient,” are also trying to piece together what he was doing in Vermont to begin with.
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