Arlington man arrested for domestic assault, theft, and identity fraud

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ARLINGTON — On May 19, at approximately 9:07 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on East Arlington Rd.

According to the authorities, a physical altercation had occurred between a boyfriend and girlfriend, with the boyfriend fleeing the scene on foot.

During the incident, the boyfriend, identified as 29-year-old Samuel Carpenter of Arlington, is alleged to have stolen the victim’s debit card and cash.

The investigation uncovered that Carpenter inflicted bodily harm on a family member, unlawfully possessed someone else’s property, and used the victim’s debit card.

Carpenter was subsequently located by police hiding in a wooded area near School St in Arlington.

Upon his arrest, Carpenter resisted but was swiftly subdued and taken into custody.

He was processed at the Shaftsbury Barracks and later released by the Bennington County Superior Court – Criminal Division with conditions to appear in court on May 20 at 12:30 p.m. to answer to the charges.

The Vermont State Police have withheld the name of the victim in accordance with their policy on domestic violence cases.

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