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May 9, 2017

Correction/clarification on VSP - HQ - Keith Baird Violation of conditions of release

Clarification on information contained in the below press release: 

 

 

 

From: Letourneau, Jason
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:37 PM
To: 'vspmedia@listserv.dps.state.vt.us' <vspmedia@listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: VSP - HQ - Keith Baird Violation of conditions of release

 

VSP Press Release-Incident - Keith Baird charged with Violation of Conditions of release

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A402075

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det. Sgt. Jason Letourneau                             

STATION: HQ - Major Crime Unit                     

CONTACT#: 802-241-5284

 

DATE/TIME: 8/23/16 to 4/4/17

INCIDENT LOCATION: Northwest Correction Facility - Swanton, VT

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Keith Baird DOB:3/4/81  AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

Northwest Correctional Facility - Swanton, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On May 3, 2017, Keith Baird of the Northwest Correctional Facility was issued a citation for violating the conditions of release order upon him by the Caledonia County Superior Court, Criminal Division.  Conditions of release were set upon Baird, to include that he have no contact with several people listed as potential witnesses in his pending charges (Homicide, Kidnapping and Burglary).    Baird wrote three letters to one of the witnesses in violation of the conditions of release.  The letters were mailed from 8/23/16 to 4/4/17. 

 

 

Clarification on the homicide charge – The homicide charge was dismissed.  The dismissal of the homicide charge is on appeal.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:  June 5, 2017 at 0830 AM            

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: inmate serving a sentence on an unrelated conviction.     

BAIL: Serving a sentence on unrelated conviction

 

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

Det. Sgt. Jason Letourneau

Vermont State Police – Major Crime Unit

Crime Scene Search Team Commander

 

Vermont State Police Headquarters

45 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671

 

Phone: 802-241-5284