Bennington court in brief

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BENNINGTON — The following cases were heard recently before Judge David A. Howard in Vermont Superior Court Bennington criminal division:

Tuesday

- Trevor D. Marshall, 34, of Shaftsbury pleaded no contest to single misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence—second offense and reckless vehicle operation. He received a nine-to-twelve month suspended sentence with credit for time served, and will serve 30 days in a pre-approved furlough community restitution program through the Department of Corrections. The charges stem from a June 14, 2017 crash on Route 67 in Shaftsbury that was investigated by Vermont State Police. Under a plea agreement, the state dismissed misdemeanor counts of DUI test refusal and reckless endangerment. The case was prosecuted by Deputy State's Attorney Jonathan Ward. Marshall was represented by Susan Keane McManus.

- Dylan J. Mone, 25, of Bennington pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of cultivating fewer than three marijuana plants. He was sentenced to three-to-six months, concurrent to an existing sentence, with credit for time served since Nov. 4, 2017. The charge stems from an offense investigated by Bennington police on Sept. 1. The case was prosecuted by Deputy State's Attorney Robert Plunkett. Mone was represented by Jeffrey Rubin.

- Stephanie Pelletier, 30, of Bennington pleaded not guilty to single misdemeanor counts of cocaine possession and narcotic possession. She was released with conditions and will return to court on Feb. 12. The charges stem from alleged offenses made on Oct. 26 that were investigated by Bennington police.

- Colby Saunders, 22, of Bennington pleaded guilty to single misdemeanor counts of careless vehicle operation and excessive speed. He received a six-month deferred sentence with probation. The charge stems from a July 4, 2017 offense investigated by Vermont State Police. Troopers said Saunders was traveling eastbound on Route 279 in Bennington at 109 mph, above the posted limit of 55 mph. The case was prosecuted by Deputy State's Attorney Robert Plunkett. Saunders was represented by Frederick Bragdon.

- Dorian P. Serre, 30, of Bennington pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor false pretense $900 or less (two counts). He was released with conditions and will return to court on Feb. 12. The charge stems from alleged offenses made on Aug. 8 , 2017 that were investigated by Bennington police.

- Kenneth Shade II, 19, of Pownal pleaded not guilty to felony sexual assault on a victim less than 16-years-old. He was released with conditions and will return to court on Feb. 12. The charge stems from an alleged offense Shade made against a 15-year-old that was investigated last month by Bennington police.

- Zachary E. Ware, 23, of Bennington pleaded not guilty to felony forgery of an instrument (two counts) and false pretense greater than $900, and a misdemeanor count of false pretense $900 or less. He was released with conditions and will return to court on Jan. 31. The charges stem from alleged offenses made on Nov. 6 and 9 that were investigated by the Vermont State Police. Ware is accused of taking two checks from a family member and cashing them, totaling $1,000.

—Banner staff




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