Newport, Vt. -- U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Newport Station yesterday located two U.S. citizens who were identified as armed and dangerous because of their involvement in a recent shooting of a New Hampshire man.
Agents were on the look-out for the two men after receiving a request for assistance from the Nashua Police Department. Daniel DeGrace, 31, and Benjamin Mayberry, 30, who were described as "potential witnesses" by the Nashua Police, were wanted for questioning regarding their involvement in the Dec. 2 shooting.
Border Patrol agents located a vehicle that matched the description DeGrace and Mayberry were said to be driving and conducted a vehicle stop near New Port, VT. After verification of the subject's identities, agents contacted Nashua investigators and the two men were taken into custody by Vermont State Police without incident. This case is under investigation by the Nashua Police Department.
The Swanton Sector is committed to assist its law enforcement partners at all levels in order to continue to protect the border communities against all threats.
People who live, work or travel in border areas can report suspicious activity anonymously to the U.S. Border Patrol by calling (800) 689-3362.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.