Judge holds assault suspect without bailApril 10,2014Assault suspect held without bail
A Whitehall, N.Y., man, who was charged with breaking into a Fair Haven woman’s home, holding her at gunpoint and choking her, was ordered jailed without bail by a Rutland criminal court judge Wednesday.
Charles P. Kendall, 44, pleaded innocent in court to felony counts of burglary and aggravated domestic assault in the first degree with a weapon and misdemeanor charges of violating a restraining order and interfering with access to emergency services.
After lengthy arguments Wednesday, Judge Theresa DiMauro granted a request from Rutland County State’s Attorney Marc Brierre to jail Kendall without bail.
DiMauro said the evidence in the case appeared to be strong and the risk to the woman he threatened was high. She also decided based on a history of contempt cases in New York courts and his failure to abide by the conditions of a restraining order, that neither bail nor court orders would remove the risk to the woman Kendall allegedly attacked on Feb. 15.
Fair Haven Police say Kendall broke into a home on North Main Street and used a .22-caliber Derringer pistol to threaten a woman who was in bed. During the break-in he allegedly demanded to see the woman’s cellphone and then choked her to the point that she couldn’t breathe.
Kendall was arrested by Whitehall Police in late February for being a wanted fugitive. On Tuesday, he waived extradition and was returned to Vermont where he is being held at the Rutland jail.MORE IN This Just InBy Amy Ash Nixon Full StoryRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 410 CE, Visigoths sack Rome and it isn't the first time, either; in 1859, Titusville, Pa., the first commercially viable oil well comes in; in 1918, the only World War I battle fought on U.S. soil in Nogales, Ariz. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads data direct to your head: On this day in 410... Full Story
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