Vermont State Police Log: Police Lincoln cite man for domestic assault X2

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police rushed to Lincoln on Sunday evening when they received a call reporting a domestic assault in progress.

After investigating the call, which came in at about 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 11, troopers said they determined that James Adams, 71, of Lincoln assaulted multiple household members and attempted to restrain them from leaving as the assault took place.

Police cited Adams for two counts of second degree aggravated domestic assault and two counts of unlawful restraint, and jailed him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with bail set by a judge at $5,000.

Meanwhile, state police wrapped up an investigation and charged a suspect in a separate case last week.

On July 29 at around 8:23 p.m., troopers received a report of shoplifting at Maplefields in New Haven. Officers investigated and accused Jessie Flemings, 36, of Vergennes with stealing a can of beer from the store shortly after 7 p.m. that evening.

On Aug. 7, state police issued Flemings a citation to appear at Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on Oct. 14 to answer to the charge of retail theft.

In the only other press release that Vermont State Police working out of the New Haven barracks issued this past week, they said that a trooper on Aug. 9 at just before midnight observed a motor vehicle traveling northbound on Route 7 in New Haven at a rate of speed higher than the posted speed limit.

Troopers stopped the vehicle, identified the driver as Alexander Seagroves, 25, of Essex, and determined that Seagroves was in violation of court ordered conditions of release, which stated he could not operate a motor vehicle without a valid license; police said his license was suspended. Police cited Seagroves for violating a court order, ticketed him for driving with a suspended license, driving without proof of insurance and driving with an open container of alcohol in the car.

He is due to answer the charges in court in Middlebury on Oct. 7.

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