Citation follows talks with Chittenden State’s Attorney office
The Vermont State Police on Thursday cited a suspect in an aggravated assault that occurred last week in Bolton.
On June 16 at about 9:47 p.m., troopers from the Williston Barracks responded to the area of Country Club Drive in the Town of Bolton for what was initially reported as a road-rage incident that had started on Nashville Road in the town of Jericho.
Upon arriving on scene, troopers located William Mercer, 20, of Bolton, who stated he was involved in an altercation with an unknown man, later identified as Travis McGrath, 38, also of Bolton. During this altercation Mercer stabbed McGrath several times in the abdomen and torso.
McGrath initially was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington by a family member and later by Richmond Rescue for what were determined to be serious, life-threatening injuries. McGrath remains hospitalized, and his condition is reported to be stable.
After consulting with the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mercer was issued a citation through his attorney on the night of Thursday, June 23. Mercer is scheduled to appear for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.
Charges against Mercer are Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Disorderly Conduct, and Negligent Operation.