Police: Farmer unhappy about arrest drives tractor over 7 Sheriff's vehicles (VIDEO)Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 12:37
Police: Farmer unhappy about arrest drives tractor over 7 Sheriff's vehicles (VIDEO)
Free Press Staff Writer
8:43PM August 02, 2012
A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.
State police estimated the damage at about $250,000. No one was hurt.
Roger Pion, 34, was jailed for lack of $15,000 bail at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport to await arraignment Friday morning on 11 charges.
Pion is facing seven counts of felony unlawful mischief and one misdemeanor count of unlawful mischief on suspicion of damaging the cars, State Police Detective Trooper Lyle Decker said.