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December 13, 2016

Press Release/Vermont State Police/Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct/16B104740

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16B104740

TROOPER: C. Schulze                               

STATION: St. Johnsbury                   

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 11/08/16  1641

LOCATION: US Route 302, Wells River

VIOLATION: Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct

 

ACCUSED: Scott Forkey                                               

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells River, VT

 

VICTIM: Craig Smith

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells River, VT

 

ACCUSED: Craig Smith                                            

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells River, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 11/08/16, the State Police responded to a landlord/tenant dispute at the Craig Smith

residence on US 302 in Wells River. The dispute was between Craig Smith

(Landlord) and Scott Forkey (tenant).

 

Craig Smith had been inspecting the apartment of Scott Forkey. During the inspection,

a verbal altercation began between Smith and Forkey. Scott Forkey then requested

Smith reschedule the inspection and leave the apartment. Craig Smith refused as he

wanted to check one of the rooms. An altercation took place during which Forkey

punched Smith on the side of the face.

 

After the State Police received written statements from both parties as well as witnesses,

Smith and Forkey were issued citations. Scott Forkey was cited for Simple Assault and Craig Smith

for Disorderly Conduct. Both are scheduled to appear in Orange County Court on

01/25/17, to answer their respective charges.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 01/25/17          

COURT: Orange

LODGED: No

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

 

*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.