Assault suspect found in RutlandMarch 21,2014Assault suspect
held without bail
LANDGROVE — Police on Thursday arrested a Londonderry man who was accused of assaulting his father last week.
Jacob Johnson, 22, of Londonderry, is being held without bail and is expected to be arraigned today in Bennington criminal court on felony first-degree aggravated domestic assault.
Police said Jacobs’ father, Frank Johnson, 40, reported March 10 that his son had caused him “severe” injuries in an assault at his Landgove home.
Frank Johnson later told police that Jacob Johnson had been drinking before they argued. The father said his son began to choke him until Jacob’s girlfriend, Elizabeth Merrill, 19, of Londonderry interfered.
Frank Johnson said he asked his 9-year-old son, Timothy Johnson, to call police but Merrill allegedly stopped the boy.
Police said Jacob Johnson began assaulting his father again, punching him repeatedly in the head and face. Timothy jumped on top of his father to protect him, which cause Jacob Johnson to stop, police said.
When officers arrived, Jacob Johnson was gone.
Police arrested Merrill, who pleaded innocent Monday in Bennington criminal court to charges of providing police with false information and interference with access to emergency services. She was jailed on $15,000 bail.
Police said they received “numerous leads” Thursday on Jacob Johnson’s location. He was tracked to a home on Plain Street in Rutland by officers from Vermont State Police and Rutland City Police.MORE IN This Just InBy George V. Nostrand Full Story
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