West Townsend man held at $50,000 in New Hampshire on manslaughter charges


KEENE, N.H. >> A West Townshend man facing manslaughter charges in connection to a local heroin overdose is being held at $50,000 bail in New Hampshire, according to reports.

Daniel Fogg, 25, was ordered to be held on Friday after being arraigned in district court in Keene, N.H. on drug-related charges and being a fugitive from justice, according to a Nov. 22 Union Leader newspaper article.

Fogg was wanted in Vermont in connection to the Nov. 18 death of a Manchester man, which police suspect was a heroin overdose.

He was arrested by Chesterfield, N.H., police on Nov. 19, a day after a warrant was issued by the Manchester Police Department. Police allegedly seized heroin from Fogg, but did not say how much, and it's unclear what exactly Fogg's alleged involvement was. The investigation is ongoing.

The Union Leader reported that Fogg is expected to return to court on Nov. 30 for a probable cause hearing. It's then that his extradition to Vermont could be discussed.

On Monday evening, Fogg was listed as being an inmate at the Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, N.H.

Chesterfield police first encountered Fogg on Nov. 15 in a gas station parking lot when an officer attempted to place him into custody for allegedly having an open container in his car. A foot pursuit followed, according to police, in which Fogg jumped over a guardrail and fell down a steep embankment before being found hiding in the bushes.

At the time, Fogg was not wanted and was charged with resisting arrest and possessing an open container. He was released on bail with a December court date. Police obtained a search warrant and found heroin and paraphernalia in his car.

On Nov. 19, Chesterfield police learned that the Manchester Police Department had issued an arrest warrant for Fogg and that he may still be in the area.

Later that day, Fogg, a passenger in a westbound vehicle, was arrested on Route 9 in West Chesterfield. Heroin and cash was allegedly found on him.

For the Nov. 15 and 18 incidents, Fogg faces a felony charge of manslaughter, two felony charges of possessing heroin with intent to distribute, and charges of possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing an open container, and resisting arrest.

Contact Edward Damon at 413-770-6979


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