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December 12, 2019

Vermont State Police news release

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 19B105871
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det. Sgt. Jesse Robson                            
STATION: Westminster (VSP Troop B-East Bureau of Criminal Investigation)
CONTACT#: (802)722 4670

DATE/TIME: October & November, 2019
INCIDENT LOCATION: Chittenden County Correctional Center (CCCC), S. Burlington VT
VIOLATION: Contempt of Court (90 counts) Obstruction of Justice (2 counts)

ACCUSED: Amanda R. Zanis                                               
AGE: 38
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Danbury NH

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


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

Amanda R. Zanis was arrested in New Hampshire on a Vermont warrant in October 2019.  She was extradited back to Vermont and held in the custody of Vermont Department of Corrections on a no-bail mittimus.  This mittimus included a Judge's order not to have contact with the victim of crimes she was being held for. 

In October 2019 Vermont State Police, New Hampshire Department of Corrections, and Vermont Department of Corrections began a partnered investigation related to Amanda Zanis and her attempts to contact the victim that she was forbidden from.  This co-operative effort determined that Zanis communicated with the crime victim more than 90 times.  In 2 of these contacts, Zanis obstructed justice by her specific requests of the victim and discussion of the case with the victim. 


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 1-14-20           
COURT: Windsor Criminal Court
LODGED - LOCATION: CCCC (held on original charges)    
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: INCLUDED




*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.

Detective Sgt. Jesse Robson
Vermont State Police Troop B – East
1330 Westminster Heights RD
Westminster VT 05346
(802) 722-4600
FAX – (802) 722-4690