Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals
Service, Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) in conjunction with the
Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (FCRFTF) arrested a fugitive
who was wanted in Vermont for Escape.
Michael D. Gauthier, 38 of Williston, VT was arrested this afternoon in
Ocala, Florida when confronted by Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the
U.S. Marshal led Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force. Gauthier’s
underlying charges in Vermont consist of Aggravated Domestic Assault 1st
Degree, Escape, Violation of Abuse Prevention Order, three counts of
Violation of Conditions of Release and disturbing the peace. Gauthier has
been eluding capture for nearly a year both in Vermont and in Florida.
Per the U.S. Marshal for the District of Vermont Dave Demag, “The days of
violent fugitives from Vermont trying to seek refuge in other states is
The arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the
U.S. Marshals VVOTF, the U.S. Marshals FCRFTF, and the Vermont State Police.
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