Man who claimed to be shot in Waterbury arrested

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WATERBURY — Police say the man who claimed he was injured in a shooting in Waterbury on Wednesday actually injured his leg jumping out a window.

Police identified the individual involved in this incident as Ryan Sturtevant-Hatch, 30, who has no fixed address.

Investigators say that Sturtevant-Hatch had left a drug treatment and recovery facility Monday in violation of court-ordered conditions and had been staying in a rental cabin on Cabin Lane in Waterbury with two acquaintances.

On Tuesday night, he began destroying property and damaging the residence, causing the two acquaintances to flee the cabin.

At some point overnight, Sturtevant-Hatch appears to have injured himself by jumping out of the cabin through a window.

He told police that he was injured when an assailant broke into the cabin and fired multiple rounds at him from a handgun, but no evidence was located at the scene to indicate a shooting had occurred.

The Stowe Police Department had been searching for Sturtevant-Hatch to arrest him for violating court conditions, which stemmed from an underlying assault and robbery case.

Stowe police officers took him into custody Wednesday night upon his discharge from the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

He was transported to the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury and jailed for lack of $200 bail and an approved residence.

Police say no further information is available at this time.

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