Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
News Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Newport Police Arrest Man Following Overnight Altercation Involving Shotgun
NEWPORT, VERMONT — Chief Seth DiSanto reports that the Newport Police Department arrested a man on assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight early this morning.
KYLER E. BAKER, AGE 21, OF NEWPORT was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.
At approximately 1:41 a.m., Newport Police were dispatched to respond to a report of a fight on Bayview Street. Officers arrived at the Family Dollar on Main Street a short time later and located two males, including BAKER, and a female.
BAKER allegedly walked toward the officers upon their arrival and raised his jacket to reveal a firearm. He subsequently complied with officers to drop the weapon, and placed the 12 gauge, short barreled shotgun on the ground. Officers then secured the gun and observed that there was a spent shell in the chamber and was warm to the touch.
Newport Police conducted an on-scene investigation, and learned that BAKER had been involved in an altercation with the other man who was at the scene. During the altercation, he allegedly fired the gun in the direction of the other man. As a result of the investigation, BAKER was taken into custody.
There were no injuries as a result of the altercation.
BAKER was held on $10,000 bail at the Northern State Correctional Facility.