Moffit, Deven – 29 – Brattleboro, Vt.
On June 05, 2019, officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Main Street in the town of Brattleboro, for a report of an assault. Subsequent investigation revealed that 3 individuals attacked an 18 year old male while he was in another residence on Main Street. It was also reported that a gun was involved in this incident. The 18 year old male victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
One of the 3 individuals that attacked the 18 year old male was identified as 19 year old Bobby Bethune. Bethune was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, and Interference with Emergency Services, and later ordered held without bail. Bethune will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 06/05/2019 to answer to the charge.
On June 06, 2019, officers from the Brattleboro Police Department were able to locate a 2nd individual involved in the assault. The male subject was identified as Deven Moffitt age 29 of Brattleboro.
Moffitt was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, and Interference with Emergency Services, and later ordered held on $10,000.00 bail. Moffitt will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 06/07/2019 to answer to the charges.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.
Schaner, Samuel. J. 30 Year old Male from Brattleboro.
On 5/23/19 Brattleboro Police were called to an active dispute in a residence on Main Street. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that Samuel J. Schaner, a 30 year old male from Brattleboro, had assaulted a 44 year old female. The female sustained non life threatening injuries.
Investigation also revealed that he violated court ordered conditions of release stemming from a prior domestic assault charges. Schaner also interfered with the victim’s ability to call 911. Schaner was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, issued new conditions of release, and ordered held without bail. Schaner will appear in court on 5/24/19 to answer his charges.
Domestic Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, Unlawful Mischief
Weis, Mirela F., 21, Brattleboro, VT
On May 13, 2019 officers from the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to a dispute that was occurring on Black Mountain Rd. Investigation revealed that Mirela Weis, 21, of Brattleboro had assaulted the victim whom she was in a relationship with by biting the victim several times, hitting the victim and pulling the victim’s hair. No significant injuries were reported. Weis further prevented the victim from calling for help by destroying the victim’s cell phone. It was further learned that Weis had grabbed the steering wheel of the vehicle she was riding in and shut the vehicle off, both while the vehicle was in motion. Weis was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where she was processed and released on conditions and ordered to appear at the Vermont Superior Court – Windham Criminal Division on May 14, 2019.
First Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Interference with access to emergency services and Criminal Contempt
Ewens, Gary, G. 63 year old male from Brattleboro
On 05/15/2019 at approximately 4:30 AM Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Canal Street for a report of an active domestic assault. While officers were responding it was reported that a 55 year old female sustained a laceration to her head.
Through investigation it was found that Gary G. Ewens had assaulted his girlfriend, prevented her from calling the police and it was discovered that Ewens was in violation of active Conditions of Release.
Ewens was placed under arrest and was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was issued Conditions of Release and was held without bail. Ewens is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, 05/16/2019, at 1230 PM.
The female was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Aggravated Assault, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, Attempted Arson in the 2nd Degree
Colin Stockwell, 27, of Brattleboro, VT
On 3/28/19 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a facility on Birge Street for a report of an assault. The victim reported that Colin S Stockwell assaulted him and was attempting to start a fire inside the building.
Subsequent investigation revealed that due to Stockwell’s behavior the victim attempted to call 911 but Stockwell prevented this by smashing his phone. Stockwell then attacked the victim and later attempted to start a fire inside the facility.
Stockwell and the victim were later taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non life threatening injuries. Stockwell was later transported to Southern State Correctional Facility and ordered to be held without bail pending arraignment.
Stockwell will appear in Windham County Superior Court; Criminal Divison on 3/29/19
2nd Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Interference with Access to Emergency Services and an Offense Committed within the Presence of a Child.
Branley, Kristian, P. 28 Wardsboro VT
On 10/13/18 officers from the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Western Avenue for a trespassing complaint. Officers made contact with the victim who told them of an assault that took place on 10/12/18. Investigation revealed that Kristian P. Branley had engaged in an assaultive behavior causing injury and fear to the victim. The victim sustained non life threatening injuries. Branley was found on 10/16/18 with assistance of the Dover Police Department and the Vermont State Police. Branley was charged with 2nd degree aggravated domestic assault, interference with access to emergency services and an offense committed within the presence of a child. Branley was held with out bail and is scheduled to appear in Windham Superior Court: Criminal Division on 10/17/18.
Adams-Besancon, Catherine R, 34, Brattleboro, VT
On October 9, 2018 at approximately 1727 hours the Brattleboro Police Department was dispatched to a report of a domestic dispute occurring at the Mountain Home Trailer Park. Investigation showed that Catherine R. Adams-Besancon, 34, of Brattleboro had assaulted a 31 year old male. The male sustained non life threatening injuries and declined medical assistance. Adams-Besancon was arrested and later released on court ordered conditions and a citation to appear at the Vermont Superior Court – Windham Criminal Division on October 10, 2018 to answer to the charges of Domestic Assault and Interference with Access to Emergency Services.
Violation of Conditions, Interference with Emergecy services, Unlawful Trespass, and Disorderly Conduct
Porter, Brandon, L - age 26 of Brattleboro
On May 27 , 2018 at approximately 1:18 pm. the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to a citizen dispute at a residence on Central St. in the Town of Brattleboro. At the conclusion of the investigation , Officers found that Brandon Porter age 26 of Brattleboro , had entered a residence on Central St. which violates his current conditions of release, and violates a no trespass order that had been served on Porter last year.
Porter had taken the phone away from the victim to prevent the Police from being called. Porter was later located and taken into custody where he was fingerprinted and photographed. Porter was ordered held on $2,500 bail is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on May 29, 2018.
Marquis Lafayette, 57, of Brattleboro, VT
On 3/20/2018, Brattleboro Officers responded to a residence on Pleasant Street on a report of Criminal Threatening. Subsequent investigation revealed that Marquis D Lafayette 57, of Brattleboro had committed the crime of Criminal Threatening, Violated two court orders and, Interfered with someone’s access to emergency services. Marquis was later located and arrested. He was ordered held on $5000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 3/20/2018 to answer to the charges.