Thursday, February 12, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Barre Fugitive, Clearing 4 Warrants Spanning 2 Counties

Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Vermont fugitive who was wanted for a multitude of charges, including drug charges and a Probation Violation.

Cindy Abbott, 44, of Barre, Vermont was arrested in Barre on February 12, 2015, when located by members of the VVOTF. Abbott was wanted on four separate arrest warrants for the following criminal charges:

    Possession of a Depressant / Stimulant / Narcotic
    Possession of Heroin
    Possession of Cocaine
    Possession of a Depressant / Stimulant / Narcotic
    False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer
    False Pretenses x 2
    Violation of Conditions of Release x 3

In addition to these charges, Abbott was also cited by the Barre City Police Department when arrested for the following:

    Possession of a Narcotic
    False Information to a Police Officer

Abbott’s arrest warrants date back to November 2014, and were the result of investigations by the Williston Police Department, the Barre City Police Department, the Vermont State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

On February 06, 2015, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in locating Abbott, as Abbott was actively evading authorities and wreaking havoc on the community.

Abbott was transported to the Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division, where she was held without bail.

Abbott’s arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, the Vermont State Police, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Barre City Police Department.

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