Alibi of accused highway slasher checks out – he’s released

Police are continuing to investigate an assault on a construction worker that occurred Wednesday morning in the woods near I-91 south in Rockingham. A suspect who had been arrested on an aggravated assault charge, 45-year-old Ryan Avery, has been cleared of involvement.

Investigators say they were able to determine conclusively that Avery was at another location when the incident occurred.

The Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office has dismissed a separate charge of simple assault against Avery that related to his actions while in custody at the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster early Thursday morning.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to call the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

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