Search warrant executed at local auto dealershipJanuary 23,2013Search warrant executed at dealership
BENNINGTON — A search warrant was executed recently at Bennington Subaru and the private home of the business’ owner, Thomas Lyons; but lawyers involved in the case have filed motions to prevent the release of any information about the case and what law-enforcement officers were seeking.
A motion filed Tuesday by Bennington County Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Christina Rainville asks that the two warrants be sealed at least temporarily. Rainville said there was a third warrant involved in the case which has not been served on a woman she did not name.
“The state is concerned that releasing the two executed warrants to the press will potentially enable the third person to destroy evidence before the police locate her,” she said.
David Silver, a Bennington attorney who represents Lyons, pointed out that the state has made no determination as to whether a crime has been committed. Silver said Erica Marthage, the state’s attorney for Bennington County, had told his client that there was also no determination whether or not criminal charges would be filed.
Silver called the release of the warrants and the returns on the warrants, which would describe what was found during the search, a “threat to the privacy of Mr. Lyons.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Silver declined to comment further on the motions.
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