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Armed Fugitive Arrested on Cape Cod

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Hyannis man who has been a fugitive since he was indicted in April 2016 was arrested yesterday in connection with drug trafficking charges.

Shaun Miller, 31, of Hyannis, Mass., was arrested yesterday in South Yarmouth, Mass.  Miller was detained pending a detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston scheduled for Aug. 31, 2016.  In April 2016, Miller was charged in an indictment with Denzel Chisholm, Brooke Cottel and others with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

As alleged during the arraignment today, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, law enforcement officers surrounded a residence in South Yarmouth where Miller was believed to be staying.  Officers ordered Miller out of the residence and Miller, disguised as an elderly man, walked outside.  Upon further investigation, officers determined that the “elderly man” was in fact Miller, and at that point, officers pulled off Miller’s realistic disguise and placed him under arrest.  A subsequent search of the residence revealed two loaded weapons hidden in a laundry basket and nearly $30,000 in cash. 

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald; and Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson, made the announcement today.  The federal case against Miller is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen of Ortiz’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit. 

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated August 19, 2016

Drug Trafficking