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Three teens charged in Coventry assault

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by Joseph Gresser

NEWPORT — Police say three teenagers from Springfield, Massachusetts, beat up a pair of Coventry men Sunday and stole three rifles at gunpoint.  According to the affidavit from Vermont State Police Trooper James Gallup, a 911 call came just before 1 p.m. from a man who said he saw a black man with an assault rifle being chased by a Subaru near Spencer Hill Road.

While Trooper Gallup was on the way to Coventry, he said, a call came in from a woman who said her husband and his uncle had been injured at that location and needed police help.

A third call came in from a woman who said she had been phoned by her son who said his uncle had been shot…

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