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BENNINGTON — The following cases were heard before Judge David A. Howard in Vermont Superior Court Bennington Criminal Division on Monday:

- Cody D. Callanan, 25, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to felony attempted second degree unlawful restraint and misdemeanor domestic assault. He was released with conditions on an unsecured $5,000 appearance bond and will return to court Dec. 18. The charges stem from an Oct. 26 incident investigated by Bennington police.

- Curtis M. Gould, 20, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to felony failure to register an address change with the sex offender registry for more than five days. He was released with conditions, including that he follow his existing sex offender conditions and have no contact with minors. He will return to court on Dec. 18. The charges stem from an incident investigated by Bennington police. Gould's offender status stems from a March conviction in New York for misdemeanor sexual misconduct.

- Adam Mears, 32, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor cruelty to a child (three counts). He was released with conditions and will return to court on Jan. 5. The charges stem from an Oct. 11 incident investigated by Bennington police.

- Keshia Mears, 31, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor cruelty to a child (three counts). She was released with conditions and will return to court on Jan. 5. The charges stem from an Oct. 11 incident investigated by Bennington police.

Ed Damon can be reached at edamon@benningtonbanner.com, at @edamon_banner on Twitter and 802-447-7567, ext. 111.


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