Arrest on Warrant, Resisting Arrest, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Hindering Arrest, Violation of Relief from Abuse Order
Joseph Butts, 29, of Brattleboro, VT
Female Operator, 35 of Brattleboro
On 3/15/20 at approximately 1900 hrs Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle that they believed Joseph Butts was a passenger in. Police knew that Butts had several warrants out of Vermont.
Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on Pine St, and made contact with the operator, a 35 year old female from Brattleboro. Police also made contact with Joseph, who was the passenger.
When police ordered Joseph out of the car, Joseph slammed the door, and the female operator took off. Joseph then exited the vehicle, and ran on foot into the neighborhood.
A foot pursuit ensued, and Joseph was located and taken into custody.
Joseph was placed under arrest for his warrants, along with resisting arrest. Furthermore, Joseph was found to be in violation of a court ordered Relief from Abuse order, and was in violation of his court ordered Conditions of Release.
Joseph was held in lieu of bail, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 3/16/20 at 1230 to answer his charges.
The female operator was placed under arrest for hindering arrest, and negligent operation. The female operator was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where she was processed, and releaed on a citation. The female operator will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 4/28/20 to answer her charges.