Logan Foster, 30, of Arlington pleaded innocent April 19 in federal court to two firearms offenses involving the alleged unlawful purchase and possession of a 9mm pistol in January 2021. He is being held until trial.
The indictment contains two counts. The first count alleges that on January 22, 2021, Foster filled out an ATF Form 4473 to purchase a SCCY 9mm pistol from a firearms dealer and falsely stated both that he was the actual purchaser of the firearm and that he was not an illegal drug user. The second count alleges Foster then possessed this firearm while being an illegal drug user.
According to court records, the government also alleges that Foster exchanged the firearm for drugs with a Springfield, Massachusetts area drug dealer. The firearm was recovered from a crime scene in Holyoke, Massachusetts about six months after Foster’s transfer of it.
If convicted, Foster faces a maximum sentence of ten years imprisonment and three years of supervised release, which would follow any sentence of imprisonment.
John Deere mower damaged during robbery – A Richford man was cited for grand larceny and unlawful mischief after he tried to load a stolen lawn tractor into a U-Haul truck in Swanton.
Shortly after midnight this morning, state troopers responded to a call of a U-Haul truck parked at Harvest Equipment in Swanton. It was reported that an individual appeared to be loading a John Deere mower into the back of the U-Haul truck.
Police say Wayne Daudelin damaged the $3399 mower while attempting to steal it. Daudelin, 67, of Richford was cited and released to appear in Franklin County Court. The Vermont State Police were assisted by Swanton PD and U.S. Border Patrol.
One vagrant, two car thefts, one collision with police cruiser – On 10:52 AM on April 20, Martha Cook of Hartland contacted VSP dispatch advising her vehicle was stolen from her place of work in Barnard. The vehicle was located at a home in Chelsea where police say Shawn Carpenter, 44, a vagrant, stole a separate vehicle belonging to Leyna Hoyt. Royalton Police Department assisted and attempted to stop Carpenter and he struck an occupied police cruiser and attempted to leave the scene.
Carpenter caused significant damage to the yard while attempting to elude. Troopers on scene were able to take Carpenter into custody. Carpenter held on $5,000 and issued with conditions and issued a citation to appear in Orange County Superior Court.
DNA on brick IDs suspect who threw it through truck windshield – A Pownal man has been cited for unlawful mischief after police found DNA evidence on a brick he allegedly threw through a truck windshield.
On November 24, Troopers from the Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks received a vandalism report on Main Street in Pownal where a brick had been thrown through the windshield of a truck belonging to Stephen Martin, 33, of Pownal.
The brick was seized as evidence. Troopers collected biological evidence found on the brick, which was sent to the Vermont Forensic Laboratory (VFL) for testing. On March 16, troopers received confirmation from the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) that the DNA found on the brick belonged to James M. Brown, 33, from Pownal. On April 14, Brown was cited to answer the charge of Unlawful Mischief at a later date and time.