Newport VT Man Arrested for Crushing Seven Police Vehicles with Tractor

A Newport Vermont man, angry about his previous arrest on marijuana possession and resisting arrest, crushed seven police cruisers and a personal vehicle with a farm tractor at the Orleans County Sherriff’s Department in Derby VT, a little before 1 pm on Thursday.
Roger Pion age 34 of Newport VT was arrested and charged with 7 counts of Felony Unlawful Mischief, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and multiple other charges. Pion is being held  at the Northern State Correctional Center in lieu of $15,000 bail. He will appear in Orleans County Criminal Court today for arraignment. Damage to the vehicles is estimated between $250 thousand and $300 thousand dollars.

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