Couple charged after fight at bar
A husband and wife were in criminal court Wednesday to answer charges stemming from an alleged fight at a downtown bar just after midnight on New Year’s.
Lamont Johnson, 34, of Rutland, pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct a day after he was arrested outside The Local bar on Merchants Row. His wife, Aiesha Johnson, pleaded guilty to hindering arrest and was released to serve two days on a work crew.
The Johnsons were arrested just after 2:20 a.m. New Year’s Day when police arrived at The Local for a complaint of a fight breaking out outside the bar.
Police said Lamont Johnson was seen fighting with a group of people and quickly arrested. While he was handcuffed, police said,
Johnson’s wife shoved the officer and told him to get away from her husband.
According to court documents, after Lamont Johnson was taken into custody, Aiesha Johnson continued to yell and was arrested for disorderly conduct — a charge later dropped in favor of the guilty plea for hindering arrest.
If convicted, Lamont Johnson faces up to 60 days in prison.