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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

[VT] Domestic charges against Trooper Timothy Newton dropped to spare 4-year old of testifying

Prosecutors say they've dropped domestic assault charges against a former Vermont State Police trooper [Timothy Newton] because they wanted to avoid making the 4-year-old witness testify in court... [Bennington police dispatcher Ashley] Audy claimed she fell in the driveway and that her daughter had accidentally dialed 911, but...

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[VT] Vermont State Trooper Timothy Newton accused of punching fiancee in the face in front of 4 year old girl - According to the affidavit, the woman’s nose was swollen, disfigured, and bleeding... According to the affidavit, the child said Newton and her mother were arguing, and that Newton said he would hit her mother because he was locked out of the house. Somehow he got inside and came into the bedroom where the child and her mother were and punched the mother in the face, making her nose bleed, the affidavit said. The child said her mother then told Newton she hated him while Newton apologized to them both...

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST EX-VT. COP IN ASSAULT
WCAX, Associated Press
April 20, 2011
Prosecutors say they've dropped domestic assault charges against a former Vermont State Police trooper because they wanted to avoid making the 4-year-old witness testify in court. Thirty-2-year-old Timothy Newton, of Sandgate, resigned from the state police in March after investigators said he punched his girlfriend in the nose. She claimed she fell and hurt herself. WCAX-TV says the 4-year-old told police her mother was assaulted... [LINK]

ACCUSED VERMONT STATE POLICE TROOPER RESIGNS
9-1-1 In The News
April 1, 2011
[Excerpt] Vermont State Trooper Timothy Newton, who was charged with domestic abuse arising from an off-duty incident in which he is accused of punching a Bennington police dispatcher in the nose after a Super Bowl party, has resigned. Vermont State Police Director Thomas L’Esperance said Tuesday that Newton submitted his resignation Friday... [Full article here]

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Accused Vermont State Police trooper resigns
Burlington Free Press
Mike Donoghue
Mar. 30, 2011
Vermont State Trooper Timothy Newton, who was charged with domestic abuse arising from an off-duty incident in which he is accused of punching a Bennington police dispatcher in the nose after a Super Bowl party, has resigned... Newton pleaded not guilty to the charge in mid-February in Vermont Superior Court in Bennington. Newton was released on conditions, including he not harass the victim, Ashley Audy, his live-in fiancee. Newton also was ordered not to discuss the incident with Audy's 4-year-old daughter, whom state police say witnessed the assault... If convicted, Newton faces up to 18 months in prison on the misdemeanor domestic-assault charge... Newton refused to speak to criminal investigators who were called in from the Rockingham barracks to take over the case. Audy provided several inconsistent statements during the investigation... Audy claimed she fell in the driveway and that her daughter had accidentally dialed 911, but police found no blood in the snow, porch or hallway, court records say. Audy's daughter said her mother was punched, and a large amount of blood was found in the bedroom, according to court papers... [Full article here]
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