Bennington County criminal court roundup


BENNINGTON >> The following cases were heard recently in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division Bennington Unit.

Woman accused of stealing jewelry

Lacey M. Amann, 31, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty on June 6 to a felony count of grand larceny. She was released without bail under standard conditions. According to an affidavit by Bennington Police, on Feb. 13 they received a complaint from a woman who said Amann had taken a bag of jewelry belonging to her and tried to sell it over Facebook. The woman explained that she had been sent to jail, and during that period her ex-boyfriend, now Amann's boyfriend, had offered to move her belongings into a storage unit. When she went to get the items from the unit she discovered some were missing. A mutual friend told police that she heard Amann saying she had taken the items. Police spoke to Amann, who denied stealing anything.

Man charged with fourth DUI, and being a felon possessing a gun

Robert R. Regnaire, 50, of Pownal, pleaded not guilty to a fourth offense of driving under the influence of alcohol, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was released without bail under the conditions he not consume alcohol, drive, and must check in to the Bennington Police Department on a weekly basis.

According to an affidavit by Bennington Police, on May 16 police received a complaint about an intoxicated driver who had displayed a handgun at the Green Mountain Mobile Home Park in Pownal. Police located the vehicle described to them on Route 7 and pulled it over. Police believed the driver, Regnaire, to be under the influence of alcohol and also found him in possession of a handgun. He is not allowed to possess firearms owing to a domestic assault conviction from, 2001. According to court records, he was convicted of DUI in Vermont on Sept. 12, 2002, and Feb. 6, 2002, and in New York on June 15, 2002.

Police say man attempted to elude, crashed

Michael A. Giglio, of Arlington, pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony count of negligent vehicle operation while eluding a law enforcement officer, and misdemeanor counts of reckless or gross negligent vehicle operation, and a first offense of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was released without bail under standard conditions.

According to an affidavit by Bennington County Sheriff's Department, on April 14 a deputy attempted to pull Giglio over for speeding while patrolling Route 7A. Giglio failed to stop and attempted to elude the deputy by traveling down Route 313 where he lost control of the vehicle and turned it over onto its side. Giglio was not injured and screened for DUI. He provided a breath sample at the scene showing his blood-alcohol content was .093 percent. He provided an evidentiary sample later showing it to be .055 percent.

— Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at 802-447-7567 Ext. 115


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