Andre Patton stabbed Deacon Patrick Logsdon more than 20 times at a halfway house in Roosevelt and fled the state
MINEOLA, N. Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that a Roosevelt man was sentenced today to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of a Roman Catholic deacon at a transitional home in November 2017.
Andre Patton, 51, pleaded guilty on June 6, 2022, before Judge Teresa Corrigan 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). Patton was sentenced today to 20 years to life in prison.
“Deacon Logsdon dedicated his life to second chances, giving homeless, formerly incarcerated men the opportunity to get their lives back on track through his charitable work,” said DA Donnelly. “Tragically, the deacon was murdered by a man he sought to help. Andre Patton was brought to justice after fleeing the state to Tennessee. Through the exceptional work of our police and prosecutors, Patton will now pay for his unspeakable crime. Our thoughts remain with the deacon’s family, friends, and the countless individuals he affected through his service.”
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 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 prosecuted this case. The defendant is represented by Mindy Plotkin, Esq.