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December 24, 2019

Derby/Crash

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19A505044

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Mikkola                              

STATION: Derby                  

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 12/23/2019 @ 2217 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Eastern Ave, Barton

VIOLATION: Impeding, Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Joshua Bacon                                                

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT

 

ACCUSED: Buffy Lawton

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 12/23/2019 at approximately 2217 hours, the Vermont

State Police responded to a report of a one vehicle crash on Eastern Ave in the

Town of Barton, VT. Upon troopers arrival they met with Buffy Lawton and Joshua

Bacon. Both occupants denied being the operator of the vehicle. Bacon was

ultimately taken into custody for Impeding while Lawton was transported to North

Country Hospital for injuries she sustained in the crash. Further investigation

revealed Lawton had active court ordered conditions of release, not allowing

her to have contact with Bacon. Lawton was later issued a citation to appear in

court for the violation. Anyone who may have seen the crash or spoke to the

operator after the crash is encouraged to contact the state police at

802-334-8881. Additional charges are pending the identification of the operator.

The crash investigation is ongoing.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:   02/11/2020 (Lawton) & 02/25/2020 (Bacon)      

COURT: Orleans

LODGED - LOCATION:  No  

BAIL: n/a

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

 

*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 Joshua Mikkola

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, Vermont 05829

Joshua.Mikkola@Vermont.gov

802-334-8881