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November 10, 2019

Westminster Barracks// 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic, Domestic Assault, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, unlawful Restraint and Criminal Mischief// 11-09-2019


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 19B106477
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Van Valkenburgh                              
STATION: Westminster                     
CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

DATE/TIME: 11/09/2019, 4:00PM
INCIDENT LOCATION: Eastman Road, Grafton Vermont
VIOLATION: 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic, Domestic Assault, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, unlawful Restraint and Criminal Mischief 

ACCUSED: Leonard E. Runnells Jr.                                               
AGE: 36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Grafton, Vermont

VICTIM: The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of
sexual assault or domestic violence.

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 11/09/19, at 4:20PM, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Westminster Field Station were dispatched to a report of an assault at a residence on Eastman Road, in the Town of Grafton.

Investigation revealed that Leonard had assaulted a family member several times over the past eleven months and was arrested for the same.

Further charges are pending, as the investigation continues in this matter.

Leonard was ordered to be held without bail.

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 11/12/2019, 12:30PM           
COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Unit
LODGED - LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility.       
BAIL: Ordered held without bail.
MUG SHOT: Attached


*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 Zachary Van Valkenburgh
Vermont State Police
Troop B- Westminster
1330 Westminster Heights Road
Putney, Vermont 05346
O: 802-722-4600