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August 10, 2016

FW: Press Release - Assault, Arson, Burglary & Resisting Arrest


Trooper Nicholas Arlington & K-9 Maximus
Vermont State Police – Troop D-Royalton
2011 Vermont Route 107
Bethel, Vermont 05032
Barracks – 802.234.9933
Fax – 802.234.6520

From: Arlington, Nicholas
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:57 AM
To: DPS - mediasouth
Cc: Slusser, Richard
Subject: Press Release - Assault, Arson, Burglary & Resisting Arrest

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 16D303100
TROOPER: Tpr. Arlington, Tpr. Knapp & Sgt. Slusser                         
STATION: Royalton                    
CONTACT#: 234.9933

DATE/TIME: 8.9.16, 2008 hours
LOCATION: Thetford Lane, Royalton, Vermont
VIOLATION: 2nd Degree Arson, Simple Assault, Burglary & Resisting Arrest

ACCUSED: Bradley Nichols                                                                                          
AGE: 41
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, NH

VICTIM: Juvenile Male
AGE: 17
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bethel, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 8.9.16, Troopers from the Royalton barracks responded to a residence on Thetford Lane, in Royalton, Vermont for a reported assault. The suspect, Nichols, was alleged to have punched a 17 year old male in the head then fled the scene on foot prior to troopers arrival.

A search was conducted to locate Nichols. During the search a resident drew attention to an abandoned trailer that was at the end of Pinney Lane in Royalton. Responding Troopers observed a fire within the trailer. As troopers approached the fully engulfed trailer Nichols exited out the back of the trailer, where he was met by a trooper. Nichols refused to obey commands and was quickly taken into custody without further incident.

Nichols was processed for Simple Assault, 2nd Degree Arson, Burglary and Resisting Arrest. He was held on $5,000 bail.



COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 8.10.16                    
COURT: Windsor County
LODGED - LOCATION: SSCF         
BAIL: $5,000
MUG SHOT: Y (attached)

Trooper Nicholas Arlington & K-9 Maximus
Vermont State Police – Troop D-Royalton
2011 Vermont Route 107
Bethel, Vermont 05032
Barracks – 802.234.9933
Fax – 802.234.6520