STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
Vermont State Police
TROOPER: Detective Sgt. Todd Wilkins
DATE/TIME: September 17, 2016
LOCATIONS: Ripton, Vermont
VIOLATIONS: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
ACCUSED: Peter Manning
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ripton, VT
ACCUSED: Michael Lafountain
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Weybridge, VT
VICTIM: Sean Tremblay
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On September 17. 2016 members of the Vermont State Police received an assault complaint that occurred in Ripton, Vermont. The investigation revealed that Sean Tremblay was lured to a residence. Upon arrival Tremblay was sprayed in the face with MACE then struck multiple times with a tire iron and a large wrench by two different males. The males were identified as Peter Manning and Michael Lafountain.
Tremblay was able to retreat into the woods. While in the woods Tremblay heard multiple gunshots in his general direction. Tremblay was not hit by any of the shots. Tremblay was able to make it to a nearby residence and the homeowner drove Tremblay to the Vermont State Police Barracks in New Haven. Tremblay was later transported to Porter Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released later that day.
State Police were unable to locate Manning or Lafountain throughout the weekend. Arrest warrants were issued for both men on Monday September 19, 2016.
Police continued to search for Manning and Lafountain and were able to located Manning on Monday evening in Middlebury. Manning was taken into custody and later transported to Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility and held on $100,000.
The whereabouts of Michael Lafountain are still unknown. Lafountain has an active arrest warrant for his involvement in this case. We request anyone with information about Lafountain’s whereabouts please contact the Vermont State Police, Detective Sgt. Todd Wilkins.
COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: September 20, 2016
COURT: Addison Superior, Criminal Division
LODGED – MVRCF