NEWPORT CENTER — A 44-year-old woman from Newport Center is facing multiple charges after being picked up by police on Friday.
According to a report issued by police, Tina Matten is being charged with Violation of Court Conditions of Release, Violation of Relief From Abuse Order, and Resisting Arrest.
Matten had an earlier run-in with police back in April, when police were advised that during the course of an argument, she had rammed her vehicle into another. While officers were on their way to the scene for this earlier incident, Matten and the victim had continued to argue, and a brief struggle over a firearm had ensued.
A single round from the firearm had been discharged during that struggle, but nobody was injured during the incident.
Vermont State Police were called out to Newport Center on Friday where they encountered Matten in violation of conditions set by the court relating to this earlier incident.
According to Trooper Rob Helm, while being arrested, Matten “actively tried to keep her arms from being handcuffed.”
Matten was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility, and will be in court on September 16.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.