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July 4, 2020

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC ASSAULT/TOWN OF POWNAL



Tpr Justin Walker
Vermont State Police 'B' Troop
Shaftsbury Barracks
96 Airport Rd
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
802-442-5421

From: Silva, Tyler <Tyler.Silva@vermont.gov>
Sent: Friday, July 3, 2020 11:05 PM
To: Walker, Justin <Justin.Walker@vermont.gov>
Subject: Press Release
 
VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 20B302169
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Walker                          
STATION: Shaftsbury              
CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

DATE/TIME: July 3, 2020 at 1900 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 7, Pownal, VT
VIOLATION: 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

ACCUSED: Richard Brown                                              
AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

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


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On July 3, 2020 at approximately 1900 hours, Troopers from
the Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a report of a family fight at a residence
located on US Route 7 in the Town of Pownal. Subsequent investigation revealed
that the accused, Richard Brown (22) of Bennington, VT assaulted a family member
with a hammer, causing injury. Brown was subsequently arrested for 1st Degree
Aggravated Domestic Assault and transported to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing. A judge was contacted and conditions of release were set for Brown. Brown was then transferred into the custody of Probation & Parole. Brown is expected to appear at the Bennington County Superior Court on July 6, 2020 at 0815 hours to answer to the above charge.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 7/6/20 at 0815          
COURT: Bennington
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    
BAIL: N/A


*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.