State Police Arrest Rep. Dan Gordon On Massachusetts Charges

He is being held at the Adult Correctional Institution for a Monday arraignment.

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 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.

Gordon stirred up controversy earlier this year after making comments on a Tiverton-Little Compton Patch article about the newly formed at .

Mike September 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Joe Sousa. September 19, 2011 at 10:44 PM
Let us be thankful for fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. Mark Twain
Mike September 19, 2011 at 10:53 PM
I won't argue with that ;)
Theo Kojak September 19, 2011 at 10:56 PM
If you go to the video on the Channel 12 website of their six o'clock report, they mention he posted to Facebook making some sort of "Oh it's on TV it must be true" sarcastic remark. http://www.foxprovidence.com/dpps/living_green/ri-legislator-in-court-for-evading-mass-officer_3945151
Mike September 19, 2011 at 11:20 PM
Thanks -- can't find where he did to confirm. Asking because he removed his FB account after earlier this year. Just wondering...
Mike September 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Does Gordon represent Jamestown too? Or did RI Republican Party get RI District 71 wrong by saying in their statement that it includes Jamestown? http://portsmouth.patch.com/articles/house-minority-leader-says-rep-daniel-gordon-should-resign
tiff September 19, 2011 at 11:43 PM
I believe the reporter on Ch 12 said that he was on Twitter making comments. His twitter account is protected....you have to follow him and I am not going to do that!
tiff September 19, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Yes, Joe, the smell of Gordon's hypocricy is pungent! The truth is out.
DSilva September 20, 2011 at 12:10 AM
Could someone please explain to Joe that even if he deletes his comments that once they are posted in cyberspace, they are out there forever to be found.
Jimmy September 20, 2011 at 12:23 AM
Good luck trying to explain anything to him. the only response you will get is "someone else deleted them, must of been the shill, you shill, too late shill, blah blah blah"
Jim L September 20, 2011 at 12:25 AM
I agree 100% with you that has been reflected in my posts, butvrather than spend he time on here blameing the worldI think we should move forward to getr us some type of rep in the house
Jim L September 20, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Joe is cyberspace
Joe Sousa. September 20, 2011 at 12:30 AM
cyberspace the final frontier. Staring ***Captain Jimmy Kirk**** beam me up Scotty
DSilva September 20, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Now that there is funny Jim
Jim L September 20, 2011 at 12:39 AM
OK another million comments helping nothing, saturday i was at Dick's sporting goods in Johnston/smithfield, talking to the guy in the lodge about getting a local store, said Dicks was looking at middletown, told him about middletown stoping walmart from selling guns there, told hiom to ask headquarters to look into a tivertin store, hey at least i'm trying for lower taxes, little help folks?
Robert E September 20, 2011 at 06:56 AM
Jim Walmart is in Newport not Middletown. Newport is stopping Walmart from selling guns not Middletown.
Jim L September 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM
if that is so i apolagize, i thought the line was one mile corner, and van zandt ave
LCRIUSA September 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM
What an odd odd fellow. I blame the voters though.
Mike Rego September 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM
That should have read: Based on the allegations made upon Gordon (R-District 71, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Little Compton) “we find Rep. Gordon’s past criminal record extremely troubling. We are going to further investigate the facts of this case and wait for a ruling from the Massachusetts court," said Ken McKay, chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
Theo Kojak September 20, 2011 at 04:08 PM
No shock that this arrogant man says he will not step down. I really can't wait for the voters to humilate him in 2012. Will anyone with a brain vote for this jerk?
Robert Johnson September 20, 2011 at 04:47 PM
STOP THE PRESSES! Robert E 5:37pm on Monday, September 19, 2011 Joe Sousa. 5:19pm on Monday, September 19, 2011 "I am not responsible for his or your actions. Go away shill! I knew about his past for over a year now The shill in this area is lacking in skill." So if you new about his past for over a year now are tou saying you knowingly aided a fugitive from justice. Esteemed member of TCC, budget committee member, and Dan Gordon's #1 Fan, Joe Sousa, "knew about his past for over a year now". This is outrageous. Who else from TCC knew about Dan's criminal past? Matt, This is a very important development. Could you please repost the original comment from Joe Sousa? Do you know who deleted the original post? I think this is something that should be forward to Tim White, Jim Taricani, etc. Thanks
Rug Doctor September 20, 2011 at 05:26 PM
If this guy were a democrat this would be just fine. People would say it is in his past. It is his personal life. Because he is from the other party we need to find wood for a cross to nail him to in the public square. I am not defending his actions I just call it the way I see it. The guy he ran against was worse than this....
Robert E September 20, 2011 at 05:55 PM
This man is the biggist poster boy for voting Democrat that I know of.
Robert E September 20, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Joe is the second.
Jim L September 20, 2011 at 06:01 PM
Robert E, you throw this out right after he says he might run as a democrat? HMMM interesting
Jim L September 20, 2011 at 06:02 PM
joe is just joe being MANNY
Theo Kojak September 20, 2011 at 06:13 PM
Yawn. And if he were a Democrat you'd be screaming and crying for him to resign. Like a good right-wing hypocrite.
Robert E September 20, 2011 at 08:15 PM
Jim I didn't know he was planing to run as a democrat and I doubt they would let him in the party. Democrats or Republicans don't have to take any canadate just because they want to run for that party. The partys are private organizations that don't have to accept anyone they don't want.
Robert E September 20, 2011 at 08:21 PM
Joe Sousa. commented on the article State Police Arrest Rep. Dan Gordon On Massachusetts Charges "Hey Robert EEEEEKKKK are you plagiarizing my work ?" No Joe I always give you full credit for your idiotic statments. I wouldn't want anyone to think anythig you say came from me.
Robert E September 20, 2011 at 08:31 PM
Joe it is not plagiarizing when you cite the source only when you post like you do when you steal someone elses work and don't cite the source. From merriam-webster.com (Joe this is how you cite a source) "pla•gia•rize verb \ˈplā-jə-ˌrīz also -jē-ə-\ pla•gia•rizedpla•gia•riz•ing transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source intransitive verb : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source — pla•gia•riz•ernoun "


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