2 arrested in connection with Plainfield homicide

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PLAINFIELD — The Vermont State Police has made two arrests arising from the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Caron, 42, of Barre, whose body was found last week in Plainfield.

Kyle Bressette, 35, of Barre was taken into custody on a charge of second-degree murder.

Chris Relation, 51, of Berlin faces a charge of being an accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

Both men are expected to be arraigned at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Barre.

Police say Bressette was identified as the suspect in the shooting, which arose from a dispute involving drugs.

Investigators believe the homicide occurred on or about Oct. 24 or 25.

According to the investigative findings, Relation assisted Bressette following the shooting and failed to report the incident.

The arrests occurred after state police obtained search warrants Monday, Oct. 30, for a home on Turner Hill Road in Berlin where Bressette and Relation were staying.

The Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit executed the warrant late Monday night.

Bressette and Relation initially refused commands to leave the home and surrender to police, but after several hours, they complied and were taken into custody without further incident.

Bressette also was wanted on a pending arrest warrant for charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated operation of a vehicle without owner’s consent, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, failure to use an ignition interlock device, and petit larceny.

He and Relation were ordered jailed without bail at Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans pending their initial court appearances.

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