Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
News Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Newport Police Charge Woman Following Assault on Officer at Hospital
NEWPORT — Lt. Travis Bingham reports that the Newport Police Department arrested a woman over the weekend on multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer.
MAKAYLA BELMORE, AGE 19, OF DERBY was arrested and charged with:
- Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer/Protected Professional (Three Counts)
- Obstruction of Justice
- Aggravated Disorderly Conduct (Two Counts)
On Sunday, July 7, at 1:57 a.m., Newport Police responded to North Country Hospital to have an officer on standby after BELMORE, who had an active trespass notice, had come to the emergency room as a patient.
The responding officer and a member of hospital security entered BELMORE’S room after hearing yelling coming from inside. Upon entering the room, BELMORE threw a cup full of liquid that struck the officer. She then resisted the officer and staff’s efforts to restrain her, attempting to sit up and strike both the Newport Police officer and the security officer.
BELMORE at one point kicked the security officer in the face and twice spit in the face of the police officer while continuing to violently resist efforts to restrain her. BELMORE also made repeated verbal threats against both officers.
BELMORE was placed under arrest and was subsequently arraigned yesterday and released with conditions.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.