Police surround, arrest N.Y. man on I-91

Wednesday July 17, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- A New York man was taken into custody on Interstate 91 Tuesday after allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend and a man at the Smugglers' Notch Resort.

According to Vermont State Police, Robert Waters, 48, of Massapequa, N.Y., approached his ex-girlfriend, who was in a vehicle with a man as they were getting ready to hike Sterling Pond Trail, shortly before noon. Waters opened the vehicle's passenger side door and punched the male several times in the face and chest area before punching the female multiple times in the head and chest. The victims, who were not identified and do not live in Vermont, managed to lock the vehicle's doors and drive away so they could get help from security officers at the resort.

Waters was seen leaving the area in a black Nissan with a New York registration of SKULL64.

Troopers made contact with a vehicle at 2:10 p.m. near mile-marker 14 of I-91 South. The operator was identified as Waters and was taken into custody. Bail was set at $10,000 and he was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield.

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