FBI among law enforcement on manhunt for 'armed and dangerous' Springvale man

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FBI's poster on wanted fugitive Joshua Patrick Weldon.

BIDDEFORD - Several Maine law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and Sanford Police, are asking the public for help and offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Joshua Patrick Weldon.

Weldon was arrested by the FBI in Alfred for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl on Aug. 13, but the following month he was released on unsecured bond, with conditions of pretrial supervision including a condition that he must reside at a sober house.

Weldon failed to report to the sober house on Oct. 24, and failed to appear at a scheduled appointment at the U.S. Probation Office the next day resulting in an arrest warrant being issued out of the United States District Court, District of Maine.

Then last week Sanford Police Department located a vehicle Weldon was traveling in and attempted to stop it, at which point Weldon fled at high speeds, and left the vehicle to flee on foot. While a canine team was tracking Weldon, he was able to obtain a ride to a Springvale apartment where he smashed the glass of the front door after being refused entry.

Weldon is described as about 26 years old and 5-foot-10 and 255 pounds, with black, short hair, brown eyes, and ear gauges, a form of skin piercing. He was last seen with a brown, short beard. His last known address is 301 Main Street, Apt. B, Springvale, Maine. It is believed that he's currently in the state of Maine with his girlfriend.

The FBI is currently offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his location and arrest.

Weldon has at least a dozen tattoos including the word 'hope,' on his right-hand fingers; the word 'less,' on his left-hand fingers; skulls on the backs of both his hands; a whole sleeve of miscellaneous tattoos on his right arm; a tattoo on his chest of a monk's face with a demon; and the phrases 'L'amore Mia,' and 'Dolce Vita' on his neck.

"We believe Mr. Weldon is armed and dangerous and poses a real danger to the public," said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. "That's why the FBI is offering a reward up to $5,000 in an effort to generate new leads or intelligence about his whereabouts. We ask anyone with information about where he may be hiding to contact us."

Shaw cautions the public that they should in no way approach Weldon, but call 911 immediately. Anyone with information regarding his current whereabouts should call the FBI Boston Division at 857-386-2000. Tips can also be electronically submitted at

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI's Southern Maine Gang Task Force, the Sanford Police Department and the York County Sheriff's Office.

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