Vermont State Police On February 24th, 2020 Troopers with VSP Williston were contacted by the victim in this case. Investigation determined that there was a Final Relief From Abuse Order in place between the victim and Anthony Sawyer (age 48) of St George, VT, and that this order had been violated by Sawyer 56 times between October 2019 and February 2020 in the form of harassing and abusive contact with the victim via phone and by showing up unwanted to her residence. It was also found that Sawyer was violating conditions of release from a prior arrest by violating the Relief From Abuse Order.
On February 25th, 2020 at approximately 2207 hours Troopers located Sawyer in a motor vehicle while he was travelling on VT Route 116 in the town of Shelburne. A motor vehicle stop was conducted during which Sawyer resisted arrest and acted in a violent and tumultuous manner towards Troopers on scene and passing motorists. He also made specific derogatory and obscene statements towards Troopers on scene.
Sawyer was ultimately taken into custody and transported to the Williston State Police Barracks for processing. While at the barracks, Sawyer caused significant damage to State Police property.
At the conclusion of processing and per order of the court, Sawyer was lodged at Chittenden Regional Correctional Center for lack of $10,000 bail. He is due to appear before Chittenden County Superior Court on February 26th, 2020 to answer to the aforementioned charges.
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Quealy
DATE/TIME: 02-25-2020 @ 2207 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 116 @ Cheesefactory Road, Shelburne
1. Violation of Abuse Prevention Order (misdemeanor, 56 counts)
2. Violation of Conditions of Release (misdemeanor)
3. Resisting Arrest (misdemeanor)
4. Aggravated Disorderly Conduct (misdemeanor, 4 counts)
5. Unlawful Mischief (felony)
6. Hate-Motivated Crime (misdemeanor, 2 counts)
ACCUSED: Anthony Sawyer
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. George, VT
VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.)
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jericho, VT
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: 02-26-2020 @ TBD
LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden Regional Correctional Center
MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE