Putney resident arrested on warrant out of Georgia

BRATTLEBORO - What began as a minor motor vehicle stop during a state police "saturation patrol" of Interstate 91 on Thursday afternoon ended up netting a fugitive from the state of Georgia.

    Thomas Nielsen, 22, of Putney was stopped shortly before 3 p.m. near the Mobil gas station by Exit 3 in Brattleboro.

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    Vermont State Police Corporal Paul Dean said that it was discovered that Nielsen was driving despite having had his license suspended and that he had the warrant from Georgia outstanding as well.

    "The warrant was for violation of probation stemming from an initial charge of possession of meth," Dean reported.

    Paul was arrested and transported to the Westminster Barracks for processing.  He was processed for license violation and being a fugitive from justice and then released with a citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Court in Brattleboro on March 19th to answer the charges.

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