Man arrested for violation of abuse prevention order in Shaftsbury

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SHAFTSBURY — A 38-year-old man from New York was arrested following an incident in Shaftsbury yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a reported abuse prevention order violation on Vermont Route 7A at around 10:40 a.m.

Police allege that James Niles, of Buskirk, NY, contacted and threatened a protected party in an active abuse prevention order.

The court prohibited him from doing so.

Niles was contacted and arrived at the Shaftsbury barracks to be processed.

He was released with a citation to answer the offense at court on April 3.

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