Poultney man arrested on outstanding warrant after traffic stop

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POULTNEY — A local man was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant after being stopped in a vehicle with a malfunctioning brake lamp, authorities said.

Joseph E. Richardson, 29, of Blissville Road, was taken into custody by Fair Haven Police on March 1 after they learned he was wanted on a warrant issued for failing to appear in court.

The arrest occurred at 3 p.m. on Washington Street when police stopped the car Richardson was riding in.

The warrant for his arrest was issued by Hon. Judge John Valente of the Rutland District Court after Richardson did not appear for a scheduled court date on Dec. 18, related to prior charges of violation of probation.

Chief William Humphries, the investigating officer, stated that Richardson was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center following his arrest.

The Fair Haven Police Department has not released further details about the original probation violation charges.

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