Orwell woman arrested after assaulting family member, police officers

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ORWELL — A 58-year-old woman was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Orwell yesterday.

Authorities were notified of an assault at a home at around 9:30 a.m.

During the investigation, it was found that Shelly Norton, of Orwell, had caused serious bodily harm when she assaulted a family member who resides in the house.

Police say Norton fled the home when they arrived. 

Troopers located Norton a short time later in a field adjacent to the house. 

After a brief struggle, police arrested Norton.

During the struggle, police say Norton assaulted two officers causing minor injury to both. 

She was transported to Porter Medical Center for evaluation and later released to the custody of the Vermont State Police. 

A trooper was seen at Porter Medical Center and released as well.

Norton was issued a citation to appear today for the charges of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer x2.

She was lodged at Chittenden Correctional Facility. 

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