Man pursued in city caught in ClarendonBy Brent Curtis
staff writer | October 05,2013Albert J. Marro / Staff Photo
Rutland Police Officer Charles Whitehead and his K-9 search for a robbery suspect Friday morning in the city. The suspect was arrested in Clarendon.A foot pursuit that started Friday morning on North Main Street in Rutland ended later in the day on Walker Mountain Road in Clarendon with the arrest of Matthew Nunn.
Rutland police said they spent the better part of the day searching for Nunn, 37, of Rutland, who was allegedly involved in an attempted larceny from a home on North Church Street in the city.
When an officer driving on North Main Street spotted Nunn on foot north of Vernon Street, a foot chase and search began, involving officers in cruisers and on foot with canine trackers, according to Cpl. Steven Schutt.
“We searched all through that area,” he said.
But Nunn, who Schutt said was considered dangerous due to a criminal record that included a five-to-15-year jail sentence for his role in a 1997 assault on two Amtrak employees in Rutland, was found later in the afternoon at the home of his brother in Clarendon.
Schutt said Nunn was arrested without incident and jailed on misdemeanor charges of attempted larceny and violating conditions of release. He will answer to those charges Monday in Rutland criminal court.
Police began looking for Nunn after they were called just after 10 a.m. to a house on North Church Street, where homeowner Kristen Krakowka told police she caught Nunn in the act of stealing a jacket and an Xbox game console.
Schutt said Nunn had been a guest in the home. But when he was found stealing, Krakowka told police, she punched and pushed him.
She didn’t prevent Nunn from leaving, but Schutt said she grabbed the jacket from a backpack Nunn was carrying.
Nunn was spotted by police and pursued soon after he left the home. He was later reportedly seen in the emergency room at Rutland Regional Medical Center, but he was never admitted and wasn’t at the hospital when police arrived.
Schutt said he didn’t know how Nunn made the trip to Clarendon.
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