Taser used on man trying to break into home in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE — A 27-year-old man from Essex Junction was arrested following an incident in Cambridge last week.

Authorities were notified of a man who was out of control at an apartment complex at around 10:35 p.m. on August 13.

The female caller told police that the man was intoxicated and was trying to break into her apartment.

When the first trooper arrived on the scene he was physically confronted by the male and a struggle ensued.

The trooper deployed his taser and was able to safely take the man into custody.

The man was identified as Erik Lavery.

After being evaluated by Fairfax rescue, Lavery was transported to the Williston State Police barracks for processing.

Lavery was issued a citation into Lamoille County Superior Court to answer to the charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, and hindering an arrest.

He was detoxed at the Northwestern Correctional Facility and issued conditions of release.

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