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December 4, 2016

Press Release / VT State Police-Rutland / Domestic assault / Hubbardton, VT / December 3, 2016 / 16C106805

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 16C106805

TROOPER: Stephenson                                                                          

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: December 3, 2016 at approximately 1800 hours

LOCATION: VT Route 30 North, Hubbardton, VT

VIOLATION: Domestic assault / Title 13 VSA 1042

 

ACCUSED: Edward C. Balch

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hubbardton, VT

 

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.)

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On December 3, 2016 at approximately 2102 hours, the Vermont State Police-Rutland were contacted by the Rutland Regional Medical Center about a patient in the emergency room with injuries sustained as a result of an assault. Troopers responded to the hospital and met with the victim. Troopers later interviewed Edward C. Balch at his residence in Hubbardton. As a result of this investigation Balch was taken into custody for causing bodily injury to a family or household member. Balch was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland Town where he was processed for Domestic assault. He was later transported to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility and turned over to the Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1230 hours to answer to the charge of Domestic assault, a violation of Title 13 VSA 1042. 

 

LODGED: Yes

LOCATION: Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility

BAIL: $10,000 Cash or surety

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 5, 2016 at 1230 hours

           

*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.