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March 10, 2017

Press Release/Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury/Case # 17B300754/Domestic Assault/March 08, 2017/Dorset

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STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:  17B300754

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper/ Benjamin Barton                           

STATION:  Shaftsbury                   

CONTACT#:  (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:  03/08/17-1606 Hours

LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town) Dorset, VT

VIOLATION:  Title  13 VSA 1042-Domestic Assault

                           Title 13 VSA 1043-First Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

                           Title 13  VSA 1756- False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities

 

ACCUSED:  Monica A. Rusk                                           

AGE:  25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Dorset, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the afternoon of 03/08/17 the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury received a report of two (2) individuals involved in a physical altercation in the town of Dorset.  Upon arrival both of the individuals involved had left the residence.  Police made contact with both of the individuals involved on the afternoon of 03/09/17.  Investigation determined Monica A. Rusk physically assaulted a domestic partner.  The victim was choked and pushed down a flight of stairs during the course of the altercation, which resulted in minor injuries.

 

Rusk additionally implicated another individual to be involved in this incident, who had no involvement.

 

Rusk was arrested on 03/09/17 and transported to the Shaftsbury barracks for processing.  Rusk was charged with the above offenses and transported to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility (MVRCF) in Rutland City where she was lodged.  Rusk was ordered to appear at the Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Unit, Criminal Division on 03/10/17-1230 hours.

 

COURT ACTION:  Yes

COURT DATE:  03/10/17           

COURT:  Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bennington Unit

LODGED:  Yes

LOCATION:  Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility, Rutland City   

BAIL:  $10,000.00

MUG SHOT:  Yes

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*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 Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Work: 802-442-5421

Fax: 802-442-3263

Email: Benjamin.Barton@vermont.gov