Richard P. Burgoon Jr. accused Bennington County State’s Attorney Erica Marthage of “bullying tactics” in a letter sent Monday to Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark. Marthage has defended her actions.
Jeffrey Noyes, former police chief in Brighton and Canaan, was cited Monday on the felony charge after a yearlong investigation by Vermont State Police.
On Monday, Brandon McRae, 36, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Trevor Vandenburg, 32, of Rutland.
Police are looking for Danny Daniels, 30, of Philadelphia in connection with a drug robbery and fatal shooting last month of 49-year-old Israel Jimenez Lugo, according to Vermont State Police.
Paul Pennoyer, 29, of Barre Town, is scheduled to be arraigned next month on a charge of unauthorized access, according to Vermont State Police.
The news organization argues that the state’s Public Records Act requires a public body withholding a public record to state what that document is and the reason for keeping it shielded. The state contends it has met its duty under law.
In an earlier case, Judge William K. Sessions III ruled last summer that now-retired Dr. John Boyd Coates III must pay $2.2 million to a woman who accused him of using his own sperm to impregnate her under false pretenses. Lawyers in that case say they are still working to collect.
In his letter from behind bars, Jay Peak’s former owner wrote that he was “begging” the judge for mercy, citing, in part, health problems facing him and his wife. He said his cooperation with prosecutors did not receive proper consideration.
Headley was sentenced as part of a plea deal Friday to 20 years to life in prison in the 2018 shooting death of Anako “Annette” Lumumba in South Burlington.
The four people were charged in connection with a drug robbery and fatal shooting last month of 49-year-old Israel Jimenez Lugo, according to Vermont State Police.