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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Arrest: Felony Warrant; Driving with a suspended license; False information to law enforcement


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Rutland County Sheriff's Department

Incident: MV Incident/Warrant Arrest
Date: 8/26/2011
Location: RT 103, North Clarendon
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Michael Tarbell, Sgt. Stephenson

Accused: Michael K. Watkins
Age: 46
City & State of Residence: Rutland, VT

Charges: Driving License Suspended and False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities


On 8/26/2011, the RCSD observed the accused operating a motor vehicle on RT 103 in North Clarendon. The RCSD attempted to stop the accused for a minor traffic violation; however, prior to pursuing the accused, he pulled off the roadway and exited his vehicle, attempting to enter a home. The accused initially provided RCSD with a false date of birth. Investigation revealed the accused was Michael K. Watkins of Rutland and a correct date of birth was obtained. Watkins had an arrest warrant from Rutland Criminal Court and his license was criminally suspended. The arrest warrant was for Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and was a felony charge with $10,000 bail.

Watkins was taken into custody and transported to the RCSD for processing. He was later lodged at MVRCF for lack of bail. He was cited to court at a later date for the license suspension and false information to law enforcement.

Court Date:
Bail: $10,000 on arrest warrant.