On January 14 at 3:21 p.m., State Police responded to the area of 7868 U.S. Rte. 2, in Marshfield for a report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, all occupants had left the scene. The passengers were located at a residence in Plainfield. Three of the passengers were transported to Central Vermont Medical Center to be treated for suspected minor injuries. The operator was not located until early evening. The operator was issued a juvenile citation for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and is scheduled to appear in Washington County Superior Court – Family Division.
On January 13 at 10:40 a.m., Troopers from the Berlin Barracks were notified of a family disturbance on Main Street in Cabot. Troopers responded to the scene and learned that the victim had been assaulted by a household member. Jacob Golden, of Cabot, had left prior to troopers arrival and was later arrested without incident at an address in St. Johnsbury. Golden was transported to the Berlin State Police Barracks for processing and later released with conditions and ordered to appear in Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on January 17.
In light of new evidence, with the consultation of the State Attorney’s Office, Jacob Golden is not being charged at this time. The investigation is ongoing.