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Man accused of assaultARLINGTON — A 24-year-old Arlington man is being held without bail on various assault-related charges after police say he seriously injured a household member and prevented them from contacting the police after the assault Sunday night. Vermont State Police responded to a report of an assault at a home on Route 313 West at about 10:20 p.m. to find that Troy Thompson had allegedly assaulted someone in his home "causing serious bodily injury" and prevented the victim from calling emergency services, according to a VSP press release. Thompson also placed the victim in fear of "further serious bodily injury or death," police say. Thompson was arrested and transported to the Shaftsbury State Police barracks for processing, where he was photographed and fingerprinted. He faces charges of first degree aggravated domestic assault, domestic assault, and interference with access to emergency services. Thompson was ordered held without bail and he remained at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility as of Monday evening. Court documents detailing his pleas to the charges were not available Monday.Police seek info on Dorset crashDORSET — Vermont State Police are seeking information after a late evening single-vehicle crash on Wednesday in which the operator of the vehicle fled the scene. Police responded to the area of Route 7 at the intersection of Route 7A at 11:06 p.m. for the report of the crash, and investigation revealed that a 2011 Honda Civic was traveling south on Route 7 when it left the road and struck a road sign and a guardrail, which sustained "substantial damage," according to a VSP press release. Police say the operator left the scene of the crash prior to their arrival, and that the Honda was totaled.The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Cervero at the Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421.



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