West Townshend man arrested by New Hampshire police, faces manslaughter charges


MANCHESTER >> A West Townshend man faces multiple charges, including manslaughter, after being arrested for connection to a local heroin overdose, according to authorities.

Daniel Fogg, 25, was arrested by Chesterfield, N.H. authorities Thursday on a warrant, according to a press release from the Chesterfield Police Department.

Fogg's arrest stems from Wednesday's death of Dakota Kilburn of Manchester, which they suspect was a heroin overdose, according to a press release from the Manchester Police Department.

Chesterfield, N.H. police first encountered Fogg on Nov. 15 at 10:10 p.m., according to a press release from the Chesterfield Police Department. Officer Dean Wright located a vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station whose driver was found with his eyes closed, the engine running and the vehicle in drive. Wright saw an open Twisted Tea next to him, woke the driver and identified him as Fogg.

Wright attempted to place Fogg into custody for the open container, but Fogg allegedly resisted and a foot pursuit followed, according to police. Fogg allegedly ran through a parking lot and jumped over a guardrail. On the other side of the guardrail was an almost vertical drop. He fell down the steep embankment, striking his face on Red Road. Fogg allegedly got up and continued to run towards the Connecticut River. A perimeter was quickly established by local law enforcement and Fogg was ultimately found hiding in the bushes.

Fogg was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Keene, N.H. for his injuries. 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. The vehicle that Fogg was driving was searched pursuant to a search warrant. Heroin and paraphernalia was found in the car.

On Nov. 19, Chesterfield police learned that Fogg was wanted for manslaughter stemming from an incident in Vermont. Police also learned he may still be in the area.

The Chesterfield Police Department and a collective of law enforcement agencies responded to a location where he was believed to be.

Fogg was quickly located as he was traveling as a passenger westbound on Route 9 in West Chesterfield. Fogg was taken into custody without incident. Heroin and cash was allegedly found on him.

Fogg is scheduled to appear in the 8th Circuit Court-Keene Division on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

For both 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.

The arrest was a joint investigation between the Manchester Police Department, the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force and the Bennington County States Attorney's Office. Also involved were the Brattleboro, Hinsdale, N.H. police departments and New Hampshire State Police.

Contact Edward Damon at 413-770-6979


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