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December 1, 2016

Press Release / VSP Middlesex / 16A305066 / Assault and Robbery, Unlawful Restraint, Petit Larceny

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STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16A305066

TROOPER: Vooris                               

STATION: VSP- Middlesex              

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 11/24/2016

LOCATION: Freeman Hill Road Moretown Vermont

VIOLATION:

 

ACCUSED: Amanda Belville                                              

AGE:31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waitsfield VT

 

ACCUSED: Stephanie McElroy                                             

AGE:24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre VT

 

ACCUSED: Jennifer Caplin                                              

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre VT

 

ACCUSED: Derek Tucker                                               

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre VT

 

VICTIM: Emily Smith

AGE:32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Calais VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 11/24/2016, Troopers from the Middlesex Barracks responded to a reported assault that occurred in the area of Freeman Hill Road in Moretown. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Belville, McElroy, and Caplin for assault and Robbery, Unlawful restraint, and Petit Larceny. Caplin was taken into custody on 11/30/16 in Barre City. McElroy was taken into custody on 12/1/16 after troopers stopped a vehicle for minor motor vehicle violations in Waitsfield. It was discovered that the operator of the vehicle, Derek Tucker, was operating on a criminally suspended VT license and was also arrested. Belville was taken into custody in Northfield on 12/01/16.

 

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT DATE: 12/1/16              

COURT: Washington County superior Court - Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility    

BAIL: $10,000

MUG SHOT: Caplin - NO  Belville - YES  McElroy - YES

 

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

Trooper James Vooris

Vermont State Police-Middlesex

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

Email: James.Vooris@Vermont.gov