Marshfield man with violent past still at large after allegedly assaulting neighbor


Members of the Vermont State Police tactical team search outbuildings for 51-year-old Harley Breer, who allegedly assaulted a neighbor in Marshfield last week, in Marshfield, Vt., Sunday, April 11, 2021. Breer has a criminal history including convictions for kidnapping and aggravated domestic assault, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Authorities in Vermont continue their search for a man with a long criminal record who allegedly assaulted a neighbor in Marshfield on Friday.

Vermont State Police say Harley Breer, 51, has an extensive history of violent crimes, including convictions for kidnapping and domestic assault. Breer, who is on furlough and required to wear an ankle monitor, is accused of assaulting a neighbor on Folsom Hill Road just after 6:00 p.m. Friday. He then removed the monitor and fled the area.

Breer was reportedly last seen shortly after 7:00 p.m. Friday. He was riding as a passenger in a car on Route 2 in Marshfield; the car was heading toward Barre.

He’s about 6′ tall, 170-to-180 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Breer was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and jeans with a studded belt.

Breer’s is wanted on charges of first degree aggravated domestic assault and resisting arrest. Police say he is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

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