A South Carolina fugitive from attempted homicide charges was apprehended Monday in St. Albans, not far from the border with Canada.
On September 19 the Vermont Intelligence Center issued a bulletin for Philip Katon (age 53 of South Carolina) regarding a continental extraditable warrant for Attempted Homicide out of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The bulletin indicated that Katon was believed to be traveling to Vermont with his wife in a White 1998 Ford Expedition. On September 20 at 11:30 pm, Vermont State Police were notified that a Burlington PD dispatcher called in to report that they believed they were following Katon’s vehicle they recognized from the bulletin.
Troopers from the St. Albans Barracks and Williston Barracks in conjunction with the St. Albans Police Department, Swanton Police Department, Franklin County Sheriffs, and the US Marshal Service stopped Katon’s vehicle on I-89 North near mile marker 113. Katon was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Northwest State Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail.