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Charges filed in attacks on Johnston County women

Posted July 27, 2010

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— A Johnston County man has been charged with kidnapping two women in recent months and sexually assaulting one of them, authorities said Tuesday.

Daniel Robert Muller, 24, of 1097 Black Angus Drive, was charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree sexual assault and attempted first-degree sexual assault. He was being held Tuesday in the Johnston County jail under a $350,000 bond.

A woman was found wandering the streets of Selma on July 18, and authorities determined she had been assaulted after accepting a ride from a man driving a light-colored, four-door Jeep. Once the woman was inside the vehicle, authorities said, the man displayed a weapon and drove her to a secluded area in Selma, where she was sexually assaulted.

During the investigation, authorities learned a similar incident occurred on May 25 in which a woman accepted a ride from a man but fled from his vehicle after he displayed a weapon and drove to a secluded area in Smithfield.

Authorities identified Muller as a suspect in the cases, and he surrendered on Saturday.

Raleigh Fire Chief John McGrath said Muller was hired as a recruit for the fire department on May 26 but that officials were in the process of dismissing him from the program because he had missed class time.

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  • peppercorns Jul 29, 2010

    He goes in the - wow you never can tell file.....
    This guy was raised very strict. He was a decent kids in high school. He was going to go far. He joined the marines and was going to do soooo well. Untill he got booted out for whatever reason i do not know = fail. Then he tried the fire department....another failure. Now he is a sexual predator. Great. Got caught. thank goodness. Something is wrong with this guy. REALLY WRONG! How do you go from being such a hot shot to being such a crimminal loser?

  • leo-nc Jul 28, 2010

    "Excuse me Firefaire and notagain, that would be YOUR parents, not our parents! I would NEVER want to be associated with you especially as family!!"---

    That goes for two of us.

  • leo-nc Jul 28, 2010

    "Finally you admit it now get back to the mall there is a group of kids in the foodcourt hanging out"---notagain1903

    I show respect to people who earn it and deserve it. You are NOT one of them. You apparently don't even have respect for yourself to show your true colors in such a way. Nice job. At least you put it all out there so we know what you're really like.

  • Ambygirl Jul 28, 2010

    Excuse me Firefaire and notagain, that would be YOUR parents, not our parents! I would NEVER want to be associated with you especially as family!!

  • Ambygirl Jul 28, 2010

    Firefairie and notagain---------grow up and get a life. You both can't be more than 13 years old with the comments you make!! How did you ever get permission from our parents to sign up to blog here?? JEEEZZE!!

  • notagain1903 Jul 28, 2010

    If you are truly and LEO in a department that conducts its own training academy then you must know that by virtue of employment and a paycheck you are not afforded the “title” until you have successfully completed the academy and taken the oath of office."---

    You are right and please accept my apologies. I completely understand the huge difference between a recently hired recruit and the real thing.
    leo-nc
    Finally you admit it now get back to the mall there is a group of kids in the foodcourt hanging out.

  • FireFaerie Jul 28, 2010

    "Say, here's an interesting item. Since the justice system in the U.S. works on the principle of "Innocent until proven guilty", how about we wait until his trial to determine his guilt? Some of you folks have already convicted him and are tying the noose for his execution." stratospherejim

    Yeeeeaahhhhh ..... he did it.

  • SweetB Jul 28, 2010

    UGH!

  • stratospherejim Jul 28, 2010

    Say, here's an interesting item. Since the justice system in the U.S. works on the principle of "Innocent until proven guilty", how about we wait until his trial to determine his guilt? Some of you folks have already convicted him and are tying the noose for his execution.

  • leo-nc Jul 28, 2010

    "That is a fireman to me, don't matter if he was working on it. But he was getting there. He just got caught before he got there."---Heartless

    He wasn't anything but someone who just barely made it through the hiring process. The way the news stations stated before when the story first came out, he was full fledged, but he's not, and never will be.

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