Loren Bedward, 36, of Brattleboro, VT
On 8/23/2020 at approximately 10:22 PM Brattleboro Police received a call for a stalking complaint. A female victim reported that Loren Bedward of Brattleboro had been repeatedly following her, showing up at her residence, waiting at locations for her, sending her violent, threatening text messages and repeatedly calling her and threatening her after clear communication that the behavior was unwanted. A prior investigation from 8/19/2020 revealed that Bedward had repeatedly strangled the female victim.
A 911 call from the victim at approximately 1:40 AM reported that Bedward was actively attempting to force entry into her residence. Brattleboro Police along with Vermont State Police responded to the call. Brattleboro Police were on scene in under a minute and observed a male matching Bedward fleeing the scene. Reports were that there was also a male still inside the residence. Brattleboro Police secured the scene but were unable to locate the male that fled. The male was eventually identified as Bedward.
Bedward was taken into custody at approximately 5 AM. Bedward was ordered to be held without bail. Bedward is to be arraigned on 8/24/2020 to answer to the charges of 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Stalking and Burglary into an Occupied Dwelling.