Man admits to trespassing on school groundsJuly 09,2013BENNINGTON — A Benmont Avenue man will spend a year on probation after admitting Monday to being at the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center on May 8 in violation of a “no trespass” order.
Brandon T. Billings, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday in Bennington criminal court to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful trespass. Billings was sentenced by Judge Cortland Corsones to serve 45 to 60 days in jail, but all of that time was suspended.
In an affidavit, Deputy Roscoe Harrington of the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department said he was notified that Billings was at the career development center, which shares a campus with Mount Anthony Union High School, by the high school’s head of security.
Harrington said several students had reported that Billings was sitting on the steps outside the career development center.
Billings had been served with a court order on June 14, 2011, that said he was not to be at the career development center or the high school.
Harrington said when he checked the steps, Billings was not there but video surveillance footage showed Billings had been on school grounds.
According to an affidavit, Billings admitted on May 16 that he had been at the school but said he thought the court order had expired.
- 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.