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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Roosevelt Man Pleads Guilty to 2017 Murder of Church Deacon at Halfway House

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Andre Patton stabbed Patrick Logsdon more than 20 times and fled home; Was arrested in Tennessee more than six months later

MINEOLA, N. Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that a Roosevelt man pleaded guilty to murder charges today for killing a Roman Catholic deacon at a transitional home in November 2017. 

Andre Patton, 51, pleaded guilty today to Murder in the Second Degree (an A-I felony); Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (a D felony); and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree (an A misdemeanor), before Judge Teresa Corrigan and is expected to be sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. The defendant is due back in court on July 22, 2022. 

“Deacon Logsdon led a life of service and helped countless people returning from prison,” said DA Donnelly. “This defendant brutally stabbed a man of God, left him for dead and then fled the state for six months. Thanks to dogged detective work and hard work by the investigating assistant district attorneys, Patton was apprehended in Tennessee. Our thoughts are with the deacon’s countless family members and friends.” 

According to the investigation, Deacon Patrick Logsdon operated a transitional home on East Roosevelt Avenue in Roosevelt. Anthony House was a transitional home for homeless men on Long Island. It served primarily those with a criminal past who were recently released from prison. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on November 3, 2017, Andre Patton, a resident of the home, stabbed Logsdon more than 20 times with a kitchen knife. A resident of the home called 911 and a responding medical technician pronounced the man deceased. 

The defendant fled the location and was subsequently arrested on May 1, 2018, and brought to justice by members of the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad.  

Senior Litigation Counsel Nicole Aloise of the Homicide Bureau is prosecuting this case. The defendant is represented by Mindy Plotkin, Esq. 


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