Police respond to assault, kidnapping in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — A 45-year-old man from Connecticut is in custody, and another man is on the run following an assault and kidnapping incident in Brownington this morning.

Dante Flowers Sr. is facing charges of assault, kidnapping, and resisting arrest, after police were notified someone was believed to be in danger at a residence in Brownington at around 11:00 a.m.

Police say two individuals fled from responding troopers into the woods.

Flowers, who was known to area law enforcement and considered dangerous, allegedly entered the victim’s residence and assaulted and threatened her while demanding money.

The victim and a child were removed from the scene by troopers while additional law enforcement from the Newport Police Department and Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.

Flowers was located in a nearby woodline and after a brief foot pursuit was taken into custody with the assistance of Newport PD K9 Ozzie.

The second male fled the scene and is still at large, police say, and his identity is currently under investigation.

Investigators say the incident is considered isolated, and those involved were known to one another.

Flowers was taken into custody on charges relating to this case and on an active federal arrest warrant.

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