According to the Vermont State Police, a call came into the Shaftsbury barracks shortly after 4 a.m. on Dec. 22 reporting an apparently drunk male at the door of the store. while the troopers were on their way to investigate the report, the complainant called back and stated the male had thrown a rock through the window. Upon arrival at the stewarts shop in Arlington, troopers searched the area, but were unable to locate the male.
He was later identified as Justin Holton. On Dec. 28, Holton was arrested for unlawful mischief and trespassing, and issued a citation to appear in Bennington District Court at a later date.