Trooper Charged In Domestic Incident

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Vermont State Police say one of their troopers has been charged with domestic violence.

Thirty-one-year-old Timothy Newton, of Sandgate, was arrested Monday over a February 6 incident that occurred when he was off-duty. State Police Director Tom L’Esperance says that State Police got a 911 hang-up call from a residence and a following  investigation there showed Newton was involved. L’Esperance says detectives from outside that area were called in.

Newton is a seven-year veteran of the force who’s assigned to the Shaftsbury barracks, and was arrested without incident at his Sandgate home and cited for domestic assault. He was released on conditions, pending a Wednesday appearance in Windham Superior Court criminal division.

He’s currently on leave with pay.

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