Police arrest man in Newport Center

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NEWPORT CENTER — A 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being arrested in Newport Center yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a physical altercation between spouses at a home on Vermont Route 105 at around 9:45 a.m.

Police allege that Kenneth Handy, of Newport Center, had physically assaulted and strangled his spouse in front of their two-year-old child.

Handy was located and lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility.

He is ordered to appear in court to answer for the offenses of aggravated domestic assault, criminal threatening, offense committed in the presence of a child and interference with access to emergency services.

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