VSP Press Release-Incident
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper/ Benjamin Barton
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
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Dorset, VT
VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of
sexual assault or domestic violence.)
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
LOCATION: Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility, Rutland City
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