STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
CASE #: 16C101879
TROOPER: Detective Andrew N Todd
STATION: Rutland Unit for Special Investigations (RUSI)
CONTACT #: 802.747.0200 EXT 206
DATE/TIME: April 12, 2016
LOCATION: Chittenden, VT
VIOLATION: Violating Conditions of Release
ACCUSED: Richard L. Merrifield
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chittenden, VT
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On April 12, 2016, the Vermont State Police received a report of an alleged Violation of Conditions of Release in the Town of Chittenden, VT.
Through the investigation it was learned Merrifield violated his Conditions of Release by speaking with a female victim he was charged with sexually assaulting in June of 2015. The female victim is identified as a Vulnerable Adult in the State of Massachusetts and the State of Vermont.
An attorney representing Merrifield was issued a Citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court on April 20, 2016, to answer the charge of Violating Conditions of Release.
The Rutland Unit for Special Investigations (RUSI) is a multi-disciplinary team that investigates, prosecutes, and serves victims of sex crimes and child victims of severe physical abuse throughout Rutland County.
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 04/20/2016
COURT: Rutland Superior Court
MUG SHOT: Yes