Burlington, VT – The U.S. Marshals Service, Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) assisted with the arrest of a fugitive who was wanted for an Assault and Robbery with Injury, where a firearm was stolen.
Daniel Muzzy, 31, formerly of Vermont was wanted in Vermont by the Essex Police Department and was also a person of interest in numerous burglaries where firearms were stolen. Muzzy fled the state before he could be arrested on these charges. It is believed that Muzzy traveled to Tennessee, Kentucky and Utah where he is a person of interest in additional crimes.
The VVOTF developed information that Muzzy was in Utah and may have been involved in the theft of several additional firearms. Working with the U.S. Marshals in Utah, the Salt Lake City Police Department and other agencies, a press release was generated looking for the public’s assistance in locating Muzzy.
On July 11, 2015, information gathered from the public, lead law enforcement to a state park in Morgan County, Utah. Muzzy was armed with two firearms when encountered by law enforcement and resisted arrest. Officers found numerous firearms and drug paraphernalia within Muzzy’s possession.
Muzzy is currently detained in Utah and will answer to his crimes their before facing extradition back to Vermont.
This arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Kentucky, The U.S. Marshals Service Western District of Kentucky, the U.S. Marshals Service District of Utah and the Salt Lake City Police Department.