Chelsea man charged with kidnapping and domestic assault
Suspect has a history domestic violence convictions
CHELSEA, VT - A Chelsea man with a history of domestic violence convictions was arrested by state troopers during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning and charged with aggravated domestic assault and kidnapping.
Dexter Sargent, 30, of Chelsea is due to be arraigned on the felony charges Monday afternoon at the Orange County Courthouse in Chelsea.
Vermont State Police Trooper Samuel Wood reported that shortly before 4 a.m. state police were called to Hillside Lane, just north of the village of Chelsea off Upper Village Road, for a report of a disturbance.
After troopers spoke to both parties at the residence, Sargent was arrested and taken to the Orange County Sheriff's office for processing before being lodged at the Springfield jail for lack of $2,500 bail.
Dexter Sargent, 30, of Chelsea is facing aggravated domestic assault and kidnapping charges
Sargent was arrested repeatedly back in 2009 and 2010 for violations of probation and violating an abuse prevention order. At the time, Probation & Parole officers told the court that they caught Sargent in Bethel drinking and taking drugs with a .45 caliber handgun tucked under his car seat and they wrote in an affidavit that Sargent admitted to “consuming Twisted Tea and Jack Daniels…being in possession of marijuana, smoking marijuana, and using opiates.”
After Sargent admitted those probation violations in early 2010 he was given a 2-to-12 month jail sentence that was initially suspended so that he could participate in both the state's Batterer’s Intervention Program and a substance abuse rehabilitation program; however, he ended up serving that sentence in jail after he dropped out of both programs.
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