BENNINGTON -- A Pownal man is accused of slapping another, then giving false information to police about his identity.

Christopher M. Myers, 34, of Alta Gardens Mobile Home Park, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony second degree unlawful restraint, a misdemeanor count of aggravated disorderly conduct, simple assault, and false information to a police officer.

According to an affidavit by Vermont State Trooper Paul Sokolowski Jr., on July 30 at 2:05 p.m. he was called to Cardinal Boulevard in Alta Gardens Mobile Home Park where he met Donald Hill, who said Myers hit him in the face and prevented him from leaving a mobile home he was in. He said Myers for some reason believe Hill was stalking his girlfriend.

A mutual friend of the two men said they were in his home when this happened. He said Myers slapped Hill and told him he was not going anywhere when Hill tried to leave. They were both ordered out by the friends' wife, then Myers chased Hill away.

Police did not find Myers right away, but did find a man matching his description on a porch on Church Street. The man said he was not Myers when asked, but when police spoke to people who lived there they confirmed it was him.

Myers was argumentative with police, who ultimately spoke with his guardian. That person said Myers as a temper and needs help.

Myers is scheduled for a weight of the evidence hearing on Aug. 14 as well as a competency hearing.


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In the meantime he was ordered to abide by a curfew and stay away from Hill.

Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at kwhitcomb@benningtonbanner.com or follow him on Twitter @KWhitcombjr.