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For Immediate Release

March 16, 2018 Michael Barron, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Vermont (802) 951-6271;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
USMS VT and USMS NH Team Up to Arrest South Dakota Fugitive
Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) teamed up with the U.S. Marshals New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) to arrest a violent fugitive, whose whereabouts were unknown.

Shawn Daniels, 35, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was arrested on Friday morning, March 16, 2018 in Woodstock, Vermont when confronted by Deputy U.S. Marshals. Daniels was wanted by the Yankton County (South Dakota) Sheriff’s Department. Daniels was serving a prison sentence for child abuse and unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance. While serving his prison term, Daniels was accepted to a work-release program, permitting him to leave the facility during the day. Daniels’ whereabouts became unknown when he failed to return to the correctional facility in early February 2018.

On March 13, 2018 the Yankton County (South Dakota) Sheriff’s Department sought out the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in South Dakota – Sioux Falls, in an attempt to locate and apprehend Daniels. The U.S. Marshals quickly tracked down numerous leads, which eventually lead them to Woodstock, Vermont. Due to the distance, the U.S. Marshals in South Dakota contacted the VVOTF, seeking their assistance and local knowledge in an attempt to locate and arrest Daniels.

On March 16, 2018 the VVOTF identified a location in Woodstock, Vermont where it was believed that Daniels was hiding out. Due to the close working relationship between the U.S. Marshals in Vermont and New Hampshire, and the border Woodstock closely shares with New Hampshire, the two U.S. Marshals offices joined forces, along with the Woodstock Police Department to safely locate and arrest Daniels.

Daniels has a lengthy criminal history, to include several assaults and an outstanding arrest warrant in Colorado for Contempt of Court, however, this warrant is not extraditable from Vermont.

Daniels was seen in the Windsor Superior Court – Criminal Division on March 16, 2018, charging Daniels for being a fugitive from justice in Vermont. According to the Windsor Superior Court, Daniels was ordered detained without bail pending his extradition to South Dakota.

Daniels’ arrest was a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals (VT) VVOTF, the U.S. Marshals (NH) JFTF, the U.S. Marshals (SD), the Burlington (VT) Police Department and the Woodstock (VT) Police Department.

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