Assault charges filed following family gathering

ARLINGTON - On July 13 at 8:52 p.m., Sarah Morse, age 32, contacted police to report that she had been assaulted by a sibling and her mother. Troopers arrived on scene to find a large gathering of agitated family members at 606 Ball Mountain Road in Arlington.

In what turned out to be a large mutual fray among several family members, it was determined the caller, Sarah Morse, was the main aggressor. It was determined through investigation that Morse had struck a woman at the residence several times after feuding with several family members at the residence.

While officers were conducting the investigation, Amy Flanigan, 29, and Wendy Morse, 24, began physically fighting. Both women were ordered several times by troopers to stop fighting; however, they did not listen and had to be separated. During the course of being separated, Flanigan attempted to kick a trooper, claiming she believed she was being attacked by another family member.

Flanigan and Wendy Morse were both cited to appear in Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Sarah Morse was taken into custody for Domestic Assault as well as Reckless Endangerment and transported to the State Police Barracks in Shaftsbury where she was processed. Sarah Morse was ordered to appear in Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday, July 15 at 12:30 p.m.


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