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Monday, November 28, 2022

Newport police looking for Coventry man

NEWPORT — A 44-year-old man from Coventry is wanted by Newport police after they say he fled during a traffic stop.

Police say Scott Amidon is wanted for attempting to elude and driving with a criminally suspended license.

On Sunday, an officer attempted to stop Amidon on Main Street.

He fled from police and allegedly drove away on Route 5 at speeds in excess of 90 mph.

After ditching his car, police say he took off on foot and officers were unable to locate him.

Amidon is currently a wanted fugitive and has several outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Police say he should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information about Amidon is being asked to contact the Newport Police Department at 802-334-6733.

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