Newport Center man wanted by police arrested

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NEWPORT CENTER — A 34-year-old man from Newport Center is facing multiple charges after being arrested yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of an attempted assault outside a home on Vermont Route 105 back in November.

Police allege that Jake Buck swung a baseball bat twice in the direction of a woman and a juvenile, narrowly missing hitting both.

Buck was also accused of threatening one of the victims, driving with a criminally suspended license, and using racially charged language toward another individual related to the victims.

He was also the subject of an arrest warrant for violating the conditions of furlough.

Multiple attempts to locate Buck in the following weeks were unsuccessful, police say.

Yesterday, police were in Irasburg when a vehicle stopped in front of them and Buck got out and took off on foot into a nearby farmland.

Buck was tracked through the woods for around 2 miles where he was taken into custody without incident near a home on Hodgdon Road in Coventry.

He was transported to Northern State Correctional Facility.

He is facing charges of arrest on a warrant, aggravated assault, aggravated disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, and criminal DLS.

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