State Rep. Dan Gordon (R-Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) was arrested this past week on an oustanding warrant in Massachusetts, including a charge of eluding a police officer, the Providence Journal reports.
In a Rhode Island State Police barracks report for Friday, Sept. 16, it was reported that Gordon, 42, of 35 Allan Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested by the Major Crimes and Intelligence Unit as a fugitive from justice in Massachusetts for failing to appear in court on a charge from 2008 of eluding a police officer and other motor vehicle violations.
It was reported Gordon was initially arrested on Wednesday for driving on a suspended license after going to the Portsmouth barracks to file a cyberstalking complaint. The newspaper also reported Gordon was given a court date and released on Wednesday.
A formal arraignment has been reportedly set for Monday, Sept. 19, as Gordon is being held at the Adult Correctional Institution.
Gordon was expelled from the House GOP Caucus on Sept. 7. A full explanation has not been given for his expulsion, although there have been strong hints that his party leaders were uneasy of comments Gordon has made on various online forums.