Northfield police arrest 19-year-old in family assault case

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NORTHFIELD — A 19-year-old Northfield resident was arrested following a violent domestic assault involving a knife and an axe on April 30, authorities said.

The Northfield Police Department received a call at 5:49 p.m. regarding an assault at 203 King Street.

Officer Mon Welch reported that the youthful offender, whose name has not been released due to age, allegedly attacked a family member.

Following the incident, a search warrant for the residence was issued.

On May 8, the Northfield Police, alongside officers from Barre City, Montpelier, Berlin Police, and a Fish and Game warden, conducted a search that resulted in the apprehension of the suspect.

The offender is facing charges of aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and reckless endangerment.

The court has decided to hold the individual without bail.

The 19-year-old is scheduled to appear before the Washington Superior Court – Criminal Division on May 8 at 1 p.m.

The Northfield Police Department has a policy of not releasing the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence and does not disclose the identities of juveniles under the age of 22.

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