Wright County parole violator, convicted sex offender arrested in Buffalo

Daniel Joseph Rossberg
Daniel Joseph Rossberg


UPDATE: The Wright County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday that Daniel Joseph Rossberg, 23, of Monticello was arrested Saturday (Oct. 26) in Buffalo on a Minnesota Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation and the charge of obstructing legal process with force. At 3:35 am Saturday morning, Wright County deputies located Daniel Rossberg in a vehicle at the Buffalo Holiday gas station. After a short struggle with deputies, he was taken into custody and booked into the Wright County jail.

UPDATE: The Minnesota Department of Corrections has confirmed that parole violator Daniel Joseph Rossberg, 23, is a convicted sex offender. Sam Benshoof, an information officer with the Minnesota Department of Corrections reported Friday that Rossberg was sentenced and began serving time in June 2011 for a previous criminal sexual conduct charge that involved the assault of a 13-to-15 year-old female. “According to our database, Rossberg was released on Oct. 17,” Benshoof said. “He was going to be on supervised release until Dec. 23, 2013.  He’s currently missing and a wanted fugitive because he broke the terms of his supervised release,”  Benshoof said.

UPDATE: Capt. Dan Anselment with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday morning that a K-9 unit was dispatched to assist in the search as well as a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter. Anselment said Rossberg remains at large.

Wright County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the Minnesota Department of Corrections with a parole violator search Thursday night.

According to a news release, at 6:30 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Corrections requested the assistance of the  Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 2954 County Road 37 N.E. in Monticello Township to transport Daniel  Joseph Rossberg, 23, to the Wright County Jail on an apprehension and detention order for a parole violation.

Prior to the arrival of Sheriff’s deputies, Rossberg left the location on foot. A search of the area was conducted for Rossberg with negative results. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted with the search by the Minnesota State Patrol. As of 10 a.m. Friday, no additional information about the search was released by law enforcement authorities.