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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Woman arrested after stabbing in Highgate

HIGHGATE — A 29-year-old woman was charged with aggravated assault following an incident in Highgate yesterday. 

Authorities were notified about a stabbing incident on Gore Road at around 12:30 a.m

Caitlin Bockus, of Swanton, told police that she had just stabbed someone, and her ex-boyfriend was bringing that individual to the hospital.

It was later found that an altercation occurred between Bockus and Amy Plattner, 41, of St. Albans.

Bockus told police that she stabbed Plattner in self-defense after being attacked, but according to Plattner and the ex-boyfriend, Bockus was the aggressor. 

Both of them told police that Bockus was never assaulted, and she stabbed Plattner without warning.

Police say Plattner went to Northwestern Medical Center but was later transferred to UVM Medical Center. 

Her injuries are considered serious but stable, and she was able to speak with the troopers at the hospital to give her side of the story.

Bockus was charged with the crime of aggravated assault and was lodged at Chittenden County Corrections.

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