A 21-year-old Barre City man with an arrest history of violence was charged with aggravated assault after pointing a gun at a 58-year-old man at his Williamstown home.
On Thursday, June 23, troopers responded to a report of an altercation involving a firearm at a residence on South Hill Rd in Williamstown. Troopers found that Righley Jones had pointed a firearm at Butler.
Jones was located at an address in Barre City shortly afterward and was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Berlin State Police Barracks for processing. Jones was later lodged on bail. Troopers were assisted on scene by Officers from the Barre City Police Department.
In November 2021, Jones was arrested for allegedly stabbing a car at a Hardwick car dealership and threatening two people with a knife. On Jan. 17 of 2021 he was charged with grand larceny after he allegedly took an unregistered vehicle from a Houston Hill Road residence he was staying at, and drove it to Woodchuck Hollow Road in Washington. Officers further alleged he doesn’t have a driver’s license.
Threatened by man on public transit bus – 2 pm Saturday June 25, the Vermont State Police responded to the area of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital for the report of a male individual threatening a passenger and refusing to exit a Rural Community Transport vehicle. Troopers arrived on scene and met with witnesses and the accused, Ralph Morale Jr.. Police say Morale was in violation of multiple court ordered conditions. The court was contacted, and Morale was lodged for lack of $200 bail at Northeast Regional Correctional Facility. Morale was cited to appear in Caledonia County Superior Court Criminal Division for the offenses.
Cited and released for cocaine distribution – this month, state troopers suspected that crack cocaine was being distributed from a residence belonging to Rex Comstock on Graham Road, Williamstown. Police found Comstock was facilitating the distribution of crack cocaine from his home.
On Thursday, June 23, Troopers with the Berlin Barracks and Officers with Barre City PD executed a search warrant on Comstock’s residence. During the search of the residence, Troopers located approximately 7 grams of crack cocaine. Investigation revealed that Comstock had court ordered conditions of release not to buy, have or use regulated drugs.
Comstock was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Berlin Barracks for processing. He was issued a citation to appear in Orange County Superior Court – Criminal Division and released.
100 MPH car chase – A 21-year-old woman from Middlebury was arrested following an incident in Salisbury on Friday.
Police say they observed a vehicle traveling south on US Route 7 at an excessive speed at around 10:10 p.m. Police say they attempted to stop the vehicle, which fled south on US Route 7 at speeds of over 100 miles-per-hour. The vehicle subsequently passed multiple other vehicles on the left with extreme recklessness and did not stop, police say.
Troopers did not pursue the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Makayla Kimball. Yesterday, Kimball was taken into custody and transported to the New Haven barracks for processing. She was charged with eluding a law enforcement officer, grossly negligent operation, and excessive speeding. She was released with a citation to appear in court at a later date. Republished from Newport Dispatch.