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April 13, 2017

St. Albans Barracks / Cruelty to a Child

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A201530

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal George Rodriguez                         

STATION: VSP St. Albans                    

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: March 29, 2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Fairfield, Vermont.

VIOLATION: Cruelty to a Child, Title 13, V.S.A. Section 1304.

 

ACCUSED: Amber Billings                                           

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfield, Vermont.

 

ACCUSED: Kristen Reed:

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfield, Vermont.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On March 29, 2017 the Vermont State Police received request for assistance from the Department of Children and Families, DCF, to assist in taking custody of a child located at a residence in Fairfield Vermont.  The child was currently living at the home of Amber Billings and Kristen Reed.   State Police responded to the residence with a member of DCF, who removed the child.  Once in the custody of the Department of Children and Families the child underwent a medical evaluation.  The evaluation determined the child had been subject to cocaine and subsequently tested positive for the drug.

                On April 11 Billings was arrested and issued  a citation for the offense of Cruelty to a Child.  On April 12 Reed was arrested and issued a citation for the offense of Cruelty to a Child.  The court date for both is April 25, 2017. 

 

                

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: April 25, 2017 at 1130 hours.            

COURT: The Franklin County Superior Court.

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL:

MUG SHOT

PBT: N/A

 

 

 

*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.

 

 

Lieutenant Maurice Lamothe

Station Commander

Vermont State Police

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

Phone: (802) 524-5993

Fax: F: (802)-527-1150

E-mail:Maurice.Lamothe@vermont.gov