• Man admits to trespassing on school grounds
    July 09,2013
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    BENNINGTON — A Benmont Avenue man will spend a year on probation after admitting Monday to being at the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center on May 8 in violation of a “no trespass” order.

    Brandon T. Billings, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday in Bennington criminal court to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful trespass. Billings was sentenced by Judge Cortland Corsones to serve 45 to 60 days in jail, but all of that time was suspended.

    In an affidavit, Deputy Roscoe Harrington of the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department said he was notified that Billings was at the career development center, which shares a campus with Mount Anthony Union High School, by the high school’s head of security.

    Harrington said several students had reported that Billings was sitting on the steps outside the career development center.

    Billings had been served with a court order on June 14, 2011, that said he was not to be at the career development center or the high school.

    Harrington said when he checked the steps, Billings was not there but video surveillance footage showed Billings had been on school grounds.

    According to an affidavit, Billings admitted on May 16 that he had been at the school but said he thought the court order had expired.
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