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August 26, 2016

PRESS RELEASE/Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks/ Assault on Correction Officer and Disorderly Conduct/ Incident # 16C104689/








CASE#:                                                16C104689

TROOPER:                                          Det. Trooper. Michael Notte                                      

STATION:                                          Troop “C” Rutland        

CONTACT#:                                      802-773-9101


DATE/TIME:                                     August 25, 2016 / 1755 hours

LOCATION:                                       Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility

VIOLATION:                                      Simple Assault on Correctional Officer / Disorderly Conduct  


ACCUSED:                                         Herbert E. Fagans III                                           

AGE:                                                  30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:          Brattleboro, VT


Rutland, VT – 04/28/15– The Vermont State Police responded to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center in Rutland and arrested Inmate Herbert E. Fagans III of Brattleboro, VT for simple assault on a correctional officer and disorderly conduct.


On August 25, 2016, inmate Fagans was yelling obscenities at the nursing staff inside the correctional center. Correction officers Greg Dwyer and Conrad Looney intervened and inmate Fagans failed to comply with the officers requests. Inmate Fagans took a hostile stance and faked a charge at Correction Officer Looney.  Inmate Fagans continued to disobey the officers and was sprayed with pepper spray. After Inmate Fagans was sprayed, he rushed at the two officers swinging his arms striking Officer Looney in the face, grabbing his neck and scratching his arm. Inmate Fagans was subsequently subdued by the officers. Correction officer Looney received minor injuries from the assault. Inmate Fagans was screened by medical staff and placed in high security. Inmate Fagans is charged with assaulting a correctional staff and disorderly conduct.


COURT ACTION:               Yes

COURT DATE:                    October 03, 2016

COURT:                              Rutland Criminal Court

MUG SHOT:                       Yes


Detective Tpr. Michael Notte

Vermont State Police

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

Tel. 802.773.9101

Fax. 802.775.6968