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For Immediate Release

April 11, 2016 Chris Kopac, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Vermont (802) 951-6271
Task Force Arrests Violent Fugitive

Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service, Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a fugitive wanted by the State of Vermont for Escape.

Dennis Rose, 30, of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested late in the day on April 8, 2016 in Newport, Vermont when confronted by Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the Vermont Violent Offender Task Force. Rose was wanted by the State of Vermont, Department of Corrections, Burlington Probation and Parole for Escape. His underlying charge related to his Escape is Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Rose is no stranger to the criminal justice system. Rose has a significant criminal history which started when he was only seventeen years old. Rose’s extensive criminal history reveals offenses in the State of Vermont and the State of New York to include a Federal conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. His additional convictions include heroin and cocaine sales, sale of a controlled substance on school grounds, aggravated assault with a weapon, 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment, false information to Law Enforcement, Parole violations, and Probation violations.

On January 12, 2016, Burlington Probation and Parole requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in locating and apprehending Rose, as his whereabouts were unknown. Deputy U.S. Marshals gathered information on Rose’s possible whereabouts and on April 8, 2016, Rose was arrested without incident in Newport, VT.

Rose had been a fugitive since January 11, 2016. It is alleged that Rose was actively evading arrest from Law Enforcement and subsequently fled the Burlington area.

This arrest was the result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, the Vermont State Police and the Newport Police Department.

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