Police: Barton man assaulted officers

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BARTON — An incident in Barton closed down a section of Vermont Route 16 and Roaring Brooke Road late this morning, leaving a 38-year-old man facing charges.


Police say Anthony Sirois of Barton is being charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault of a law enforcement officer.

The incident started at around 11:20 a.m. when 911 calls started coming in of a man with a handgun walking in the area of Roaring Brook Road.

When troopers arrived, the man was identified as Sirois.

Police say they encountered him at the intersection of Roaring Brook and Vermont Route 16, along with a female companion.

Due to the nature of the complaint, Sirois was taken into custody, when police say he exhibited “profane, disorderly and tumultuous behavior, resulting in his arrest for disorderly conduct.”

During his arrest and attempts to secure him in the patrol car, he allegedly resisted and became assaultive towards the arresting troopers, striking them.

Sirois was ultimately secured but police say both he and the arresting troopers sustained minor injuries.

The incident caused the intersection of the two roads to be closed for a brief period.

According to the report, no firearm was located on any person or in the area, and police say there is no further evidence there is one outstanding at this time.

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