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February 15, 2017

Press Release (Domestic Assault, Pownal VT)

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B300507
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Lauren Ronan                           
STATION: Shaftsbury                      
CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

DATE/TIME: 2100 hours February 14th 2017
LOCATION: (Cozy Meadows MHP Pownal VT)
VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

ACCUSED: Bruce Estes                                              
AGE: 55
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal VT

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


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On February 14th 2017, at approximately 2100 hours, the Vermont State Police
responded to Cozy Meadows MHP in the Town of Pownal for a citizen dispute.
While investigating, Troopers learned that Bruce Estes had assaulted a household
member. Estes left the scene prior to Police arrival.  The Vermont State Police
were unable to locate Estes for questioning. Anyone with information is asked to
contact the Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421.
The Vermont State Police are seeking an arrest warrant from Bennington County
Criminal Court.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: undetermined            
COURT: Bennington
LODGED - LOCATION: na
BAIL: na
MUG SHOT: na




*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.