NEWPORT, Vermont— Acting Chief Travis R. Bingham reports the Newport Police Department has charged a local man with assault & robbery and several other charges following a Saturday night incident.
DONTAY CANADA, AGE 37 OF NEWPORT, was charged with:
- Assault & Robbery
- False Information to Law Enforcement
- Lewd & Lascivious Conduct
- Habitual Offender
On Saturday, April 6 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Newport police heard a female screaming somewhere in the vicinity of the police department. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a distraught young woman with hand and arm abrasions and a human bite mark on her left and right hands. She told officers that CANADA, who was across the parking lot, had allegedly assaulted her and demanded money.
Several witnesses to the scene reported to officers that they had allegedly seen CANADA assault the victim and heard him yell at her.
CANADA was charged and taken into custody. He is currently out on bail for two separate cases with charges including: Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault on a Protected Professional, Assault-Agg Deadly Weapon and Unlawful Trespass-Residence/Occupied. CANADA has six prior felony charges.
CANADA will be arraigned on Monday, April 6 at the Orleans County Superior Court.