ANETH, UT — A man wanted in connection with an assault on a federal officer was taken into custody over the weekend.
On April 30, 2020, an FBI special agent and a San Juan County Sheriff's deputy went to Cecil Vijil, Jr.'s home near Aneth, Utah, on the Navajo Nation, as part of an investigation into another crime.
The #FBI is offering a reward up to $5k for the arrest, conviction of Cecil Vijil Jr., wanted for assault on a federal officer near, Aneth, UT on the Navajo Nation. He is considered armed and dangerous. Call 911, local law enforcement or the FBI at (801) 579-1400. pic.twitter.com/3TEo8XhFYN— FBI Salt Lake City (@FBISaltLakeCity) May 2, 2020
When authorities arrived, Vijil allegedly fired multiple rounds at the special agent and deputy. Authorities say no one was injured.
Vijil was charged with Assault on a Federal Officer and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.
A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was considered armed and dangerous.
The FBI offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Navajo Nation man
FBI officials say he was taken into custody south of Cortez, Colorado, on the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation around 7 p.m. Sunday.