A homeless man associated with a Springfield, MA alleged kidnapper has been charged with a Hate Motivated Crime aimed at Vermont state troopers “of ethnic origins.”
At 8 pm on Tuesday, August 16, troopers responded to a report of a suspicious impaired male becoming increasingly aggressive with random people walking in town, walking onto their property, and causing a disturbance on Park Street, in Lyndon. Troopers found that Jeremy Bathalon, 34, listed as homeless but formerly of St. Johnsbury, at the scene and in volation of several of his court ordered conditions.
Last November, Bathalon was arrested with Ivan Carmona, a Springfield, MA man wanted for kidnapping and assault.
While at the St. Johnsbury Barracks August 16, Bathalon engaged in threatening and tumultuous behavior and repeatedly engaged in hate motivated crimes against Troopers of ethnic origins. Bathalon was held at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility until sober. He is scheduled to appear today in court to answer to the charges of Hate Motivated Crime, Violation of Conditions x 3, and Disorderly Conduct.