Bennington court in brief

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BENNINGTON — The following cases were heard recently in Vermont Superior Court Bennington criminal division:

Friday, Dec. 22

Before Judge David A. Howard

- Dominic M. Frost, 19, of Bennington was given a suspended sentence with a 26-month minimum, four-year maximum with probation and sex offender conditions, after pleading guilty to a felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct. The charge stems from an offense made on Dec. 23, 2014 that was investigated by Bennington police. The case was prosecuted by Deputy State's Attorney Alexander Burke. Frost was represented by Katherine Lamson.

Tuesday, Dec. 26

Before Judge Thomas A. Zonay in Rutland

- Joseph M. Cascione, 32, of Bennington pleaded not guilty to a felony count of escaping custody—furlough. He was ordered held on $15,000 bail. The charge stems from an alleged offense on Dec. 6 investigated by the Bennington Probation Department. Cascione will return to court on Feb. 5.

- David Ross, 35, of Pownal pleaded not guilty to a felony count of first degree aggravated domestic assault. He was ordered held without bail pending a weight of evidence hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 2. The charge stems from an alleged offense made on Dec. 22 that was investigated by Bennington police.



—Banner staff


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