Man accused of hitting woman held without bailJuly 02,2013Domestic suspect held without bail
BENNINGTON — An East Road man was ordered held without bail after being accused of punching a woman and knocking her out during an argument on Sunday.
Robert G. Bourn, 45, of Bennington, pleaded innocent in Bennington criminal court on Monday to a felony count of first-degree aggravated domestic assault and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault.
In an affidavit, Officer Robert Murawski, of the Bennington Police Department, said police were called to an East Road home on Sunday around 9:45 p.m.
Murawski said he spoke with a woman who said she had argued with Bourn on Sunday. She accused Bourn of hitting her in the face three times.
The woman said she threw a lamp and a television remote at Bourn to get him to leave the room but said neither hit him. She also said she bit Bourn after he grabbed her by the chin and forced her against the wall.
Following the bite, Bourn hit her with his fist and knocked her unconscious, she told police. She said she woke up while he was dragging her by the hair into another room.
Police said Bourn denied hitting the woman but declined to give police a statement. According to the affidavit, Bourn’s blood alcohol content after his arrest was 0.170 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving in Vermont.MORE IN This Just InBALTIMORE — A night of violence gave way to a day of mourning Sunday for a man who died... Full StoryWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Chester woman was arraigned late last week for the third time in two... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.