Police seek man in assault caseNovember 21,2013BENNINGTON — A $5,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of a local man who got into a fight with a police officer Tuesday and then failed to appear in court Wednesday.
Alvin Aiken Jr., 34, of Bennington, was due in Bennington district court Wednesday to be arraigned on misdemeanor charges of violation of an abuse prevention order, violation of conditions of release, resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer.
After he failed to appear, Bennington County Deputy State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett asked for an arrest warrant for $5,000 which was granted by Judge Nancy Corsones. Barrett said police had been looking for Aiken.
“Not only are we concerned right now that he’s going to harm himself or someone else, we believe that he’s a flight risk and we’ve been trying to track him down since this morning,” Barrett said.
In an affidavit, Cpl. Andy Hunt of the Bennington Police Department said police had been called around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday by a woman who has an abuse prevention order against Aiken. The woman said Aiken was outside the door of her Bennington home.
Hunt said when he got to the home, he found Aiken bleeding from what Hunt believed were self-inflicted wounds caused by a straight razor that Aiken was holding. Hunt said he ordered Aiken to drop the razor but Aiken refused and told Hunt, “You’re going to have to shoot me.”
Because of the presence of the razor, Hunt said he struck Aiken and “performed a takedown maneuver.” Hunt said Aiken continued to resist and he needed the help of other police officers to take Aiken into custody.
Aiken was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, Hunt said.MORE IN This Just InWASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the... Full StoryMONTPELIER — An executive with the owner of the mothballed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sought to... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1843, British Naval officer GEORGE LORD PAULET obtains provisional cession of Hawaiian Islands; 1866, miners claim Calaveras skull found found in goldmine is remains of 5 million-year-old Pliocene man.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown