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Police arrest Rutland man after allegedly firing rifle during altercation

WELLS — A 21-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Wells on Friday.

Authorities say they were notified of a man who discharged a firearm inside a residence on East Wells Road at around 11:50 p.m.

Police say that Skye Rice, of Rutland, fired a rifle after pointing it at Jason Henderson, 39, of Wells, during a confrontation.

Rice fled the scene before they arrived, police say.

Henderson did not sustain any injuries during the incident.

Troopers located Rice at a home on Geer Road in Wells where he also resisted arrest but was taken into custody by the Vermont State Police.

Rice was transported to the Vermont State Police – Rutland barracks for processing.

He was lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correction Facility and was cited to appear in court tomorrow.

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