Ex-Alabama police officer accused of sex crimes arrested in Hampton

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Joshua Matthew Davidson (US Marshals Service photo)

CONCORD - The U.S. Marshals New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force on Friday was able to locate and arrest a former Alabama police officer who was on the run from some very serious charges.

Joshua Matthew Davidson, 30, whose last known address was in Fort Deposit, Ala., located and arrested in an apartment on C Street in Hampton.

Davidson was being sought on three outstanding arrest warrants issued on June 25 by the Dallas County, Alabama District Court. These arrest warrants included allegations of human trafficking, second degree kidnapping and first degree sodomy.

The courts in Alabama requested that bail be set in the amount of $250,000. Davidson was aware of these charges and had originally indicated to authorities in Alabama that he would surrender to them, but then fled Alabama.

On Friday afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals - Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force - developed information indicating that Davidson was likely in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. This information was relayed to the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force. After an extensive search was conducted, members of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force were able to locate a vehicle associated with Davidson at an apartment building on C Street in Hampton.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., members of the task force moved in and were able to arrest Davidson without incident inside an apartment on C Street. He was initially transported to the Hampton Police Department, where his arrest warrants were confirmed and then transported to the Rockingham County Jail in Brentwood.

Davidson will have his initial court appearance in Hampton District Court on Monday. If he waives his extradition, he will be returned to Alabama to face the charges.

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