Two rural shootings Monday, one suspect in custody

Trent Beayon of Burlington

Police reported two separate shooting incidents on Monday – one in Orwell, the other in Chelsea. No-one was injured. One alleged shooter has been apprehended, the other is still on the loose. 

At about 4:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 members of the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit, acting on a tip from a member of the public, responded to a Quarry Hill Road home in South Burlington and located Trent Beayon, 23, of Orwell and Burlington, wanted for shooting at (but missing) a man in Orwell.

Beayon surrendered to police without incident and was arrested on charges of attempted murder, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. He was brought to the Williston Barracks for processing and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Middlebury.

According to court papers filed in support of the warrant, Beayon was visiting a home at 195 Fisher Rd. in Orwell when a dispute occurred involving several individuals at the residence. During the dispute, Beayon fired at least one round from a semiautomatic 9mm handgun at Paxton Taube, 25, a resident of the home where the incident occurred. Taube was not injured, and Beayon subsequently left the scene.

Early morning shooting damages Chelsea store – State Police are seeking help to identify an individual involved with a burglary and shooting incident in Chelsea. The employees of Will’s Store and WRC Performance Products on Monday morning, Nov. 20 discovered the windows of their business had bullet holes in them, and that someone had entered Will’s Store through the front window. A few miscellaneous items were taken from the store including beer and cigarettes. No one was injured during this event.

Troopers were able to find a .22 Short cartridge near the Chelsea Library. Investigation shows that the unknown individual fired three shots into Will’s Store and WRC Performance Products at about 1:45 a.m. Monday. Evidence of the shooting was recovered at the scene. Surveillance footage shows a single individual coming from the direction of the library toward Will’s Store at about the same time the shots were fired. Two videos showing the individual may be accessed on VSP’s Flickr page at this link.

Anyone with information about this incident or the individual in the surveillance footage is asked to contact Trooper Brian Jordan at the Royalton Barracks at 802-234-9933.

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  1. Soon the levels of shootings in Burlington will start to reach the levels of Chicago.
    Progressiveism = Death