Calais man arrested on gun charge, cruelty to child

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CALAIS — A Calais man was arrested on multiple charges, including assault on law enforcement, impeding, resisting arrest, felon in possession of a firearm, and cruelty to a child yesterday.

Troopers from the Berlin Barracks were notified by neighbors of a dispute on VT RT 14 in Calais.

Neighbors reported hearing a male screaming and then a gunshot.

Upon arrival, troopers began an investigation into the incident.

Michael King, 33, of Calais, was uncooperative with troopers and attempted to stop them from investigating the incident.

King resisted arrest and kicked a VSP cruiser door, injuring the hand of Trooper Velasquez, 24, of Barre, while being taken into custody.

Further investigation led to the discovery of a firearm in King’s possession.

A child in the home was also found to be endangered.

King was arrested and transported to the Berlin Barracks for processing.

He was issued a criminal citation and released.

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