Vt. State Police - 1:40 am Fri Jun 14th, 2019
On 06/13/2019, at approximately 2012 hours, VT State Police from the Middlesex Barracks responded to Carroll Rd in Waitsfield, VT.
State Police were notified of a male, later identified as Charles Root, who callers say was acting erratically and had assaulted numerous people at the Big Picture movie theatre.
When Troopers arrived, they made contact with Root, who was naked. Root immediately jumped on a State Police cruiser and began to kick in the windshield. Root was ultimately taken into custody. While in custody, Root spit in a Trooper's face.
The subsequent investigation led to criminal charges, to include Simple Assault, Unlawful Mischief, Disorderly Conduct and Assault on Law Enforcement. Root was ultimately transported to the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $1,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Washington Superior Court - Criminal Division on 06/14/2019 at 1245 hours.
There were no serious injuries reported.
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: June 14th, 2019, 1245 hours
COURT: Washington Superior Court - Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden County Correctional Center
MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE
*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.
Trooper William J. Phelps
Vermont State Police
Troop A - Middlesex
1080 US Route 2
Middlesex, VT, 05602
VSP News Release-Incident
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. William Phelps
DATE/TIME: 06/13/2019, 2012 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT
VIOLATION: Simple Assault, Unlawful Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Law Enforcement
ACCUSED: Charles Root
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Weybridge, VT
Weybridge, VT 05753 (Set as Local)
Middlesex, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Chittenden, VT 05737 (Set as Local)
Waitsfield, VT 05673 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Washington, VT 05675 (Set as Local)