Authorities announced that a man was released from prison after he was charged with second-degree killing in connection to the shooting deaths of a Concord couple.
Logan Levar Clegg, 26, was arraigned Thursday in Vermont on a charge of being a fugitive from justice in connection with the killings of Djeswende and Stephen Reid in April, officials said.
Clegg was described by police as a drifter. He was held without bail by a Vermont judge until New Hampshire authorities pick him up.
Clegg was initially arrested in Vermont on a fugitive-from-justice charge out of Utah in an unrelated case, but prosecutors said that count was being dropped in favor of New Hampshire’s charge, WMUR-TV reported.
The man now faces two charges of second-degree murder, according to New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood.
Djeswende, 66, and Stephen Reid, 67, were last seen in April, when they left their Concord apartment for a walk along the nearby Broken Ground Trails, police said. They were avid outdoor enthusiasts and regularly used the paths surrounding their home.
According to officials, they were shot multiple times during broad daylight.
“This is a tragedy, and it’s something that came out of nowhere, and we’re doing our due diligence, investing all of our resources, working with our state and local partners, to bring this case to a successful resolution,”Osgood spoke at the time.
The station reported that a witness saw a man who matched Clegg’s description at the spot where Clegg’s bodies were discovered. He heard gunshots and then saw Clegg.
“The Concord community was shocked by the deaths of Stephen and Wendy Reid, and we hope that today may allow for a sense of healing for the community and the Reid family,”Osgood made the remarks at a conference on Thursday.
Police did not disclose a possible motive.