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July 6, 2016

VSP Press Release, Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Mischief

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 16C202080
TROOPER: Sgt. Robert Zink                         
STATION:              VSP Shaftsbury
CONTACT#:  802-442-5421

DATE/TIME: 07/05/2016 8:15 PM
LOCATION: Atkins Road, Lincoln VT
VIOLATION: Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Mischief

ACCUSED:           Katelyn Russell                                                                 
AGE:27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Starksboro VT

VICTIM: Lori Atkins
AGE:47
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lincoln, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 07/05/2016 the Vermont State Police responded to a residence in Lincoln Vermont for a dispute involving a firearm being discharged.  During the course of the investigation police located Katelyn Russell at a residence in Starksboro VT.  A family member, Jody Atkins had contacted police, stating that Russell had shot a handgun into their vehicle, causing damage.

Witness statements indicated that Russell had gotten into an argument with her mother at the Atkins Road address and discharged the handgun into the vehicle that was a 2013 Volvo SUV, causing damage and recklessly endangering people nearby. 

Russell was arrested and charged with Unlawful Mischief and Reckless Endangerment.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE:     08/01/2016 12:30 PM
COURT: Addison
LODGED - LOCATION:     NA
BAIL: None
MUG SHOT: Y