Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
News Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Newport Police Arrest Man after Daylong Standoff
NEWPORT, Vt. — Chief Seth DiSanto reports that the Vermont State Poilce and Newport Police Department arrested a man after he brandished an assault rifle, barricaded himself in his home and engaged police in an 18-hour standoff yesterday.
DANIEL KELLEY, AGE 41, OF NEWPORT was arrested and charged with:
- Aggravated Assault (three counts)
- Reckless Endangerment (three counts)
- Using a Weapon in the Commission of a Felony (three counts)
On Tuesday, Nov. 29, at approximately 8 a.m., police responded to 501 Pleasant St. on a report of a man dressed in camouflage threatening his neighbors with an assault rifle. Officers made initial contact with the suspect, KELLEY, who proceeded to barricade himself in his apartment wearing a military-style helmet, shield and carrying an assault rifle.
Just after 2 a.m. this morning, Newport Police, along with the State Police Tactical Support Unit and the State Police Crisis Negotiator Unit, made entry into the apartment.
KELLEY was arrested, charged and taken into custody at the Newport Police Department. He is currently being held without bail pending his arraignment in Orleans County Criminal Court.
“I commend agencies involved for their persistence in negotiating with this armed and dangerous suspect,” Chief DiSanto said. “The diligence shown by all involved prevented this standoff from ending in violence.”