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Harley Breer’s uncle arrested for helping nephew evade police; Search prompts brief U-32 lockdown

Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 12:10 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 14, 2021 at 8:04 AM EDT
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MARSHFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police Tuesday night arrested the uncle of Harley Breer on suspicion of helping his nephew evade police. And U-32 High School was briefly placed in lockdown Wednesday as the manhunt for Breer continues.

Breer, 51, has a lengthy criminal past and has been on the run for the past week after he reportedly assaulted a neighbor near his home in Marshfield and then removed his ankle monitor.

Authorities say they learned that Earle Rogers, 62, of Marshfield, allowed Breer to spend several nights at his home while on the run, and he unsuccessfully attempted to provide money to his nephew.

Rogers faces charges including accessory after the fact and giving false information to law enforcement.

Meanwhile, the search for Breer continues. Officials at U-32 High School say they went into a brief lockdown Wednesday morning after reports of an increased police presence in the vicinity of the East Montpelier school around 10 a.m. Classes have since resumed and officials say there is “no cause for alarm or increased concern.”

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