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Hyannis fugitive caught, despite wearing disguise

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Shaun Miller, right, and the mask police said he used as his disguise.

A Hyannis man who had been a fugitive since April was caught by police this week despite wearing a "realistic disguise" as an elderly man, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Shaun Miller, 31, was arrested at a residence in Yarmouth Thursday in connection with drug trafficking charges, for which he was indicted earlier this year, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.

When officers surrounded the residence where Miller was believed to be staying and ordered him to come out, Miller, disguised as an elderly man, walked outside, prosecutors said.

Upon further investigation, police determined that the "elderly man" was in fact Miller, and pulled off his disguise, which included a bald pate with age spots and white facial hair.


The mask authorities said Miller wore when he was arrested.

Two loaded weapons and nearly $30,000 in cash were also found in the residence, prosecutors added.

Miller was held pending a detention hearing in US District Court in Boston slated for Aug. 31.

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