-- Levy N. Pierce, 25, of Brattleboro, is facing up to five years in jail after he allegedly groped a woman in Putney.
Pierce pleaded not guilty to the felony charge on Aug. 28, and was released on conditions, which included that he not have any contact with the victim.
According to the affidavit, on July 17, Pierce was at the victim’s home when he grabbed the woman’s genitals.
The victim told police that she ordered him to leave and never come back.
When asked about the allegation, Pierce admitted that he grabbed her and that his touch "might have" gone too far down, the affidavit states.
-- A Bellows Falls man is facing up to two years behind bars after he was charged with negligent operation of a vehicle and attempting to elude police earlier this month.
Steven M. Waryas, 26, pleaded not guilty to the two misdemeanor charges and was released on conditions.
According to the affidavit, on July 10, Vermont Department of Liquor Control Investigator William Manch stated he saw Waryas driving a Toyota Celica at a "high rate of speed" along Westminster Street.
Manch activated his cruiser’s lights and siren and sped up to 85 mph but couldn’t catch up to Waryas’ vehicle. After about a two-and-a-half-mile pursuit, traffic slowed down so Waryas and Manch had to swerve back in and out of oncoming traffic to pass other vehicles.
After turning on the I-91 access road
Investigator Manch said as he got out of his cruiser he saw an aluminum baseball bat sticking out of the driver’s side window and ordered the driver to get on the ground.
Waryas was handcuffed and Manch called for an ambulance to assist with any of the injuries sustained as a result of the crash.
Waryas was transported to Springfield Hospital by Golden Cross Ambulance and later cited and released.
-- A 22-year-old New Hampshire woman pleaded not guilty to simple assault.
Kerri A. Allcock, of Claremont, N.H., was charged with the misdemeanor after she allegedly attack a juvenile female on July 8.
Bellows Falls Police Officer Mario Checchi wrote in the affidavit that the victim suffered "numerous scratches" on her neck and shoulder during an altercation with Allcock.
Witnesses said that it took several people to pull Allcock off the victim.
When Checchi met with Allcock, she claimed she was attacked by the juvenile female when she bit her because of past issues between them.
Checchi wrote that Allcock had a bite mark and bruising on her arm and face. The juvenile admitted to biting Allcock, but only after she was thrown to the ground.
Eventually Allcock admitted to pushing the victim to the ground and grabbing her around the neck region.
Checchi stated the injuries displayed by both would be consistent with a mutual fray, meaning they were both responsible.
-- A 29-year-old Brattleboro man was sentenced to 21 days in Southern State Correctional Facility after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple assault.
Last week, Chad P. Harrison admitted he attacked a 34-year-old man along Canal Street on Aug. 1 and then fled the scene.
According to the affidavit, the victim was struck in the head by Harrison’s fist, knocking him to the ground.
Witnesses said the victim was bleeding from one of his ears and was barely conscious.
Harrison told police he struck the victim in retaliation for being spat on and fled because friends of the victim had chased after him.
Harrison also was ordered to pay financial restitution to be determined by the state within 30 days.
-- Clifton M. Johnson, 46, of Brattleboro, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor simple assault earlier this month after police said he knocked down and repeatedly kicked a 45-year-old local man.
According to the affidavit, on July 9, members of the Brattleboro Police responded to the intersection of Arch Street and Bridge Street to the report of the victim bleeding from above his right eye.
The victim told Officer Carl Warner that Johnson had assaulted him before and that this time Johnson shoved him to the ground and kicked him in the face, giving the victim the cut and a black eye.
Warner said he spoke with Johnson, who was at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital receiving treatment for an injured right hand.
Johnson admitted to striking the victim on three separate occasions.
After his arraignment, Johnson was released on conditions, which included that he not have any contact with the victim.
If convicted, Johnson faces up to a year behind bars and up to a $1,000 fine.
-- Mark E. Bresland, 47, of Westminster, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor simple assault and resisting arrest in Windham County Superior Court on Aug. 28.
Following his arraignment, Bresland was released on conditions, which included that he not have any contact with the victim.
According to the affidavit, on July 12, Bresland shoved another man to the ground causing him to cut his left forearm.
Brattleboro Police Officer Jonathan Griffus stated that when he contacted Bresland and arrested him, Bresland dropped to the ground and refused to walk, stating that he was an FBI agent and informing Griffus that he was the one "under arrest."
While waiting for additional assistance, Bresland began kicking at Griffus and attempted to run away, but it only resulted in him rolling down the embankment of a nearby stream.
Eventually Bresland gave up his attempt and was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to be treated for his minor injuries.
If convicted, Bresland faces up to two years behind bars and $1,500 in fines.
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