FBI Southern Maine Gang Task Force Announces $5,000 Reward for Fugitive Joshua P. Weldon
Armed and Dangerous
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Southern Maine Gang Task Force, the Sanford Police Department, and the York County Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for help and offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Joshua Patrick Weldon.
On August 13, 2018, Weldon was arrested by the FBI in Alfred, Maine, for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. On October 23, 2018, the District of Maine released Weldon on $10,000 unsecured bond with conditions of pretrial supervision, including a condition that he must reside at a sober house. However, Weldon failed to report to the sober house on October 24, 2018, and failed to appear at a scheduled appointment at the U.S. Probation Office on October 25, 2018. An arrest warrant was immediately issued for Weldon out of the United States District Court, District of Maine for Violation of Order Setting Condition(s) of Release.
On the afternoon of November 6, 2018, the 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 a white male, approximately 26 years old, with black, short hair, brown eyes, and ear gauges. He was last seen with a brown, short beard. He’s approximately 5’10” in height, and weighs around 255 pounds. 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 monetary reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his location and arrest.
A wanted poster, with photos of the fugitive, can be found here.
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. 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. If you see him, please do not approach, and call 911 immediately,” said Special Agent in Charge Harold H. Shaw of the FBI Boston Division, which includes all of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Anyone with information regarding his current whereabouts should call the FBI Boston Division at 857-386-2000. Tips can also be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.
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.