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Former Colts Player Daniel Muir and Wife Arrested After Missing Son Found at Home

Former Colts Player Daniel Muir and Wife Arrested After Missing Son Found at Home

Former Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Daniel Muir and his wife, Kristen Muir, were arrested on Wednesday after their 14-year-old son, Bryson Muir, who had been reported missing two weeks prior, was found at their home. 

The Indiana State Police executed a search warrant at the Muir residence, leading to the arrest. Daniel Muir faces charges of domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanour, and obstruction of justice, a felony. Kristen Muir is charged with obstruction of justice.

Sgt. Steven Glass of the Indiana State Police confirmed that Bryson Muir is “safe and well” and has been placed in the custody of the Cass County Department of Child Services.

The situation unfolded when Bryson’s grandmother, Cheryl Wright, contacted Garfield Heights, Ohio police on June 16, reporting that her grandson was being abused. 

Wright told Indianapolis station FOX59/CBS4 that she had taken a picture of Bryson’s injuries, describing his face as “battered” with a black eye, busted lip, and swelling. According to Wright, Bryson claimed his father was responsible for his injuries.

Background on Daniel Muir

The call summary from Garfield Heights police details that Wright had initially taken Bryson to her home due to the abuse, but he was later taken by his mother, Kristen. When police stopped Kristen’s vehicle following Wright’s report, Bryson was not inside.

Efforts by Indiana investigators to reach Daniel and Kristen Muir proved challenging. According to FOX59, the couple initially agreed to meet with Indiana State Police and bring Bryson but backed out an hour before the meeting.

 This led police to issue a statewide Silver Alert, citing that Bryson could be in “extreme danger and may require medical assistance.” The search warrant was executed at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, and officers found Bryson with his parents. 

The operation, described by Sgt. Glass as “peaceful,” involved three SWAT teams, detectives, K-9 units, and a bomb squad, all prepared to search multiple buildings on the property.

The Muir property at 1740 W. U.S. Highway 24, known as “Straitway Goshen,” is part of the Straitway Truth Ministry, a Hebrew Israelite group led by Charles Dowell. Daniel Muir, who purchased the 59-acre Logansport land and house in March 2020 for $450,000, is the leader of the Indiana location. 

The property, now under the “Servant Leaders Foundation,” features multiple buildings, with Muir frequently posting YouTube updates about ongoing construction.

In a 2020 interview with Sports Illustrated, Muir mentioned that his wife and children lived with him on the property but did not confirm if other families from the ministry lived there. 

Notably, five-time Pro Bowler and Colts Ring of Honor inductee Robert Mathis is also involved with Straitway and has been seen in photos with Muir and the Indiana community.

The Indiana State Police reported that other individuals at the property were detained and questioned but did not disclose their identities. Daniel and Kristen Muir were the only ones arrested.

Daniel Muir played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2008 to 2011 as a defensive tackle.


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