Swanton man arrested for biting two Williston police officers

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SWANTON — A 45-year-old man is facing multiple charges following an incident in Williston on Tuesday.

Authorities say they were notified of a trespassing complaint at Best Buy at around 7:40 p.m.

Police say they encountered a man who provided numerous false names and was uncooperative with officers when they arrived.

Due to the failure of the subject to identify himself, officers attempted to take the subject into custody.

Police say the man attempted to flee and a physical altercation ensued.

Both officers were bitten numerous times and one officer was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center and treated for a head injury.

The man was later positively identified as Zachariah Parker, of Swanton.

Police say Parker has a lengthy criminal history and 26 active open cases, including 15 felonies.

Despite having 11 failures to appear, Parker was released on a 24-hour curfew since January 26.

Parker has had at least 14 interactions with police since January 2023.

There have been no reports from the person he was released to advising Parker had left the residence in violation of his curfew.

Parker was lodged on four outstanding arrest warrants from previous cases, and will be arraigned on new charges for false information to police, resisting arrest, aggravated assault, simple assault, assault of a protected professional, and assault of a police officer.

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