Police: St. Johnsbury resident charged with stealing car, habitual criminal

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A St. Johnsbury resident has been arrested on multiple charges after fleeing from police on Thursday.

Eli Farrington, 48, was charged with criminal DLS, receiving stolen property, aggravated operation without consent of owner, impeding public officers, resisting arrest, and being a habitual criminal.

According to the Vermont State Police, troopers were notified of a stolen vehicle in St. Johnsbury and located the vehicle on Washington Ave.

After identifying Farrington as the operator, troopers went to a house where Farrington was located.

When law enforcement arrived, Farrington jumped out of a window and fled on foot.

One of the passengers also fled on foot but was later found and taken into custody.

Farrington then got into another vehicle and attempted to leave the area but was stopped by police at the intersection of Elm Street and Concord Ave.

Farrington was taken into custody and lodged without bail due to an active Violation of Parole arrest warrant.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected to be filed, police say.

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