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May 1, 2017

ST. JOHNSBURY BARRACKS / GRAND LARCENY, POSS. STOLEN PROPERTY, FALSE INFORMATION

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A400276

RANK/TROOPER: Shaffer                            

STATION: VSP-St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 04/30/2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Scott Highway, Groton

VIOLATION: Grand Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property, False Information to Police

 

ACCUSED: Katelynn Sargent and Cody Paquette                                              

AGE: 22(both)

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT (Sargent) South Burlington, VT (Paquette)

 

VICTIM: John Driscoll

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Washington, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

     State Police received a report of a stolen handgun belonging to John Driscoll from a residence on Powder Spring Road in Groton on 01/15/2017. Investigation led Troopers to arrest Katelynn Sargent on 01/16/2017 on charges of Grand Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property, and False Information to Police. She was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia County court for which she failed to appear. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sargent. A continued investigation led to the arrest of Cody Paquette on 04/30/2017 on charges of Possession of Stolen Property and False Information to Police.

     A State Police investigation found that Sargent stole the firearm at a party in January. She subsequently provided the firearm to Paquette, a convicted felon, who, at Sargent's request, sold the firearm to an individual in the Burlington, VT area for a quantity of narcotics and cash. 

     Paquette was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia Court on 06/19/2017 on the aforementioned charges. Paquette was found to be on probation with the Vermont Department of Corrections and lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on 04/30/17 for violating numerous conditions of his furlough.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 06/19/2017           

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden County Correctional Center     

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED IMAGE

 

 

 

 

*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 David Shaffer

Vermont State Police- St. Johnsbury

802-748-3111

802-748-1585 (Fax)

David.Shaffer@Vermont.Gov