Putney man arrested on multiple charges

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VERNON — A 27-year-old Putney man was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Putney on Friday.

Police say they responded to a threatening call on Fort Bridgman Road at around 8:04 p.m.

According to the report, Thomas Williams sent threatening text messages to several individuals, including threats of harm towards them, burglarizing their home, and burning it down.

Witnesses told police that they saw Williams speeding away from the home.

Following an investigation, police say Williams had kicked in two separate entry doors of the home, causing damage to the door, lock, and frame.

While leaving, he hit a parked vehicle, causing damage.

He did not report this to law enforcement or attempt to speak with the owner.

Police say Williams was located in Putney by an on-duty Windham County Sheriff Deputy who stayed with him until VSP arrived.

Police say Williams was driving while over the legal limit.

He was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI as well as other charges.

While conducting follow up with other individuals, police say Williams had assaulted a household member while in the presence of a child.

He was arrested for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, domestic assault offense committed within the presence of a child, unlawful mischief, burglary, and criminal threatening.

He was processed for the offenses and issued a citation and he was ordered to be held on $25,000 bail.

He was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility.