Arlington man held without bail after alleged aggravated assault

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ARLINGTON— A 24 year-old Arlington man is being held without bail on various assault-related charges after police say he seriously injured a household member and prevented them from contacting the police after the assault Sunday night.

Vermont State Police responded to a report of an assault at a home on Route 313 West around 10:20 p.m. to find that Troy Thompson had allegedly assaulted someone in his home "causing serious bodily injury" and prevented the victim from calling emergency services, according to a VSP press release.

Thompson also placed the victim in fear of "further serious bodily injury or death," police say.

Thompson was arrested and transported to the Shaftsbury State Police barracks for processing, where he was photographed and fingerprinted. He faces charges of first degree aggravated domestic assault, domestic assault, and interference with access to emergency services.

Thompson was ordered held without bail and he remained at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility as of Monday evening. Court documents detailing his pleas to the charges were not available Monday.

Christie Wisniewski can be reached at cwisniewski@benningtonbanner.com and at 802-447-7567, ext. 111.

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