Springfield, MA man arrested for assault on I-89

Thursday, Dec. 1 shortly after midnight, Vermont State Police responded to I-89 southbound in Williston for a reported rolling Aggravated Assault. The caller advised that they were being assaulted in a vehicle traveling southbound on I 89 headed towards Waterbury. Troopers from the Berlin Barracks ultimately stopped the vehicle on Memorial Drive in the Town of Montpelier.

Troopers determined Walter Jones, 27, of Springfield MA, had assaulted two individuals inside the vehicle. Jones was arrested for Aggravated and Simple Assault and transported to the Berlin Barracks for processing. 

At the conclusion of processing, Jones was issued a citation and taken to the Northwest State Correctional Facility where he was held without bail on an outstanding instate warrant.

It is unclear if the outstanding state warrant refers to either of two other drug-related, violent offenses with Vermont connections allegedly committed by a Walter Jones of Springfield, MA, who is the same age as yesterday’s arrestee, according to Massachusetts police reports. 

In November, 2020, Springfield resident Walter Jones, 25, was arrested for drug and weapons violations with another Springfield resident and two Vermonters, Richard LeBlanc, 36, and Kristen Williams, 37, each of Burlington.

This March, Springfield resident Walter Jones, age 26 and with an active extraditable Vermont warrant for firearms charges, was driving a car on Orchard Street in Springfield, MA. An occupant fired shots at detectives trailing the pair in a car. They were arrested after a traffic stop

Categories: Crime

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  1. Burlington should set up one of those sister-city things with Springfield. There seems to be some really enriching exchange going on, and we should formalize & encourage more of it, preferably with taxpayer funded programs.

    • Love it! But let’s not stop with Burlington and Springfield MA. It’s pretty clear that Springfield VT and Hartford CT are clamouring to get into this program. And we already have a sort of exchange student program going on already; the drug dealers and gangsters from our MA and CT sister cities are already here schooling our ignorant Vermonters in the fine arts of drug dealing and gang culture. Of course they are a wee bit harsh with their grading system; failing grades are definitely final! But it’s obviously an enriching experience so no matter……..

  2. So–He had warrants AND busted last March driving a car that SHOT at the cops following him and he’s SET FREE? But..Oh, right! He’s a “UVM”, “Underprivileged, Vulnerable, & Marginalized”! A member of a protected class these days, we would NOT want to give him the prison time he deserves! If we (Vt.) did that, it would increase the numbers of POC (people of color) inmates & THAT would be a measure of just how racist we are up here. Public safety be damned! Maybe this is part of a sinister plan to wheedle down the number of dealers & violent by allowing them out free to shoot & kill each other? Then that would become a “self correcting problem” thus saving face for prosecutors and saving $50,000/yr. in prison costs. Might be a good time to invest in Kevlar clothing as the bullets fly by bystanders…