For Immediate Release
|April 20, 2016||
Chris Kopac, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Vermont (802) 951-6271
|Task Force Arrests Burlington Fugitive|
Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service, Vermont
Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a fugitive who was wanted
for 1st degree felony aggravated domestic assault and two counts of
domestic assault, among several other charges.
Brandon Luther, 24, of Rutland, Vermont was arrested during the day on April 19, 2016 in West Rutland, Vermont when confronted by Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the Vermont Violent Offender Task Force. Luther had two outstanding warrants including one from the South Burlington Police Department for 1st degree felony aggravated domestic assault and two counts of violating his conditions of release. Another outstanding warrant was issued from the Burlington Police Department for two counts of domestic assault, violating conditions of release, unlawful trespass, and petit larceny.
Luther has been a fugitive since July 29, 2015 and subsequently fled to the state of Washington. On October 19, 2015, while Luther was on the run, he was arrested in the state of Oregon for theft and false information where he gave police a false name. It is alleged that Luther was actively hiding from law enforcement authorities. Recently, The U.S. Marshals Service gathered information that Luther had returned to the state of Vermont where he was subsequently captured by Deputy U.S. Marshals.
Luther has a significant criminal history that started when he was eighteen years old. His criminal history includes burglary, simple assault on a law enforcement officer, two domestic assault arrests, two retail theft arrests, two petit larceny arrests, two unlawful trespass arrests, false information to police, disorderly conduct, and several violations of his conditions of release.
Bail on Lutherís two warrants totaled $30,000 at the time of his arrest. On 4/19/2016, Luther was arraigned in Rutland County District Court. He was ordered detained and was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.
This arrest was the result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, and The Vermont State Police.
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