BENNINGTON -- An East Main Street man is facing a felony charge after police said he allegedly snatched $200 in cash from a person and ran off.
Bryan J. Kenyon, 26, pleaded not guilty Monday in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division to a felony count of larceny from a person. He was released on conditions he not have contact with the person who accused him of stealing.
According to an affidavit by Cpl. James A. Gulley Jr., of the Bennington Police Department, on July 12 at 2:37 p.m. he spoke to a man who claimed he encountered Kenyon in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts on North Street and the two began to talk as they had known each other. The man told police was emptying his pockets to retrieve a cigarette lighter and set $200 in cash beside him. He said Kenyon grabbed the money and ran off.
Kenyon told police that the man had wished to purchase drugs from him, and when they met Kenyon told the man he had no drugs for him. Gulley said he then called the man to ask about this, and the man called Kenyon a liar. Kenyon also refused to speak to the man over the phone.
-- Keith Whitcomb Jr.