State lacks suitable holding facility for 18-year-old, VT Judge Alison Arms says
by Mike Donoghue, republished in part from today’s Caledonian-Record
BURLINGTON — An 18-year-old man suspected in the gunpoint armed robbery of a woman in Richmond and for possessing four kinds of controlled substances has at least 15 contacts with law enforcement as a minor, according to a federal prosecutor.
Federal authorities are prosecuting Tashawn R. Ware of Brooklyn, N.Y. after a state judge expressed concern that Vermont does not have a suitable prison to hold the young man for the armed robbery because he is considered by some to be a juvenile, records show.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Gilman said in U.S. District Court that Ware needs to be detained both as a risk to flee and a danger to the community. Ware is named in the gun and drug criminal complaint filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Firearms. Read more here