VSP-UPDATE on Barton Circle K Robbery

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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 18A500472
TROOPER: Drew Cota
STATION: Derby
CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

DATE/TIME: 0300 hours, 02/06/18
LOCATION: 542 Main St., Barton
VIOLATION: Attempted Armed Robbery

ACCUSED: Zachariah Rathburn

AGE: 21
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby Line, VT

ACCUSED: Hezekiah McCulloug
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AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby Line, VT

VICTIM: Lester Bousquet
AGE: 52
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Burke, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 02/06/18 at approximately 0300 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police, Derby Barracks, responded to the Circle K gas station on Main Street, in Barton, for the report of an attempted armed robbery.  During the investigation, it was determined that an unknown white male entered the store brandishing a handgun, and demanded money from a store clerk, identified as Lester Bousquet, age 52, of West Burke.  The Bousquet did not provide the male with money, and he was chased from the store by the Bousquet.  No injuries to either party were reported.  The suspect fled the scene in a grey Dodge Ram truck.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Derby Barracks.

***UPDATE***

                As a result of the ongoing criminal investigation, and with the assistance of the Newport Police Department, Zachariah Rathburn, age 21, and Hezekiah McCullough, age 22, both of Derby Line, were arrested in connection with the attempted armed robbery at the Barton Circle K gas station.  Rathburn has been charged with assault and robbery, and was lodged at the Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) for lack of $10,000 bail.  McCullough has been charged with accessory aiding in the commission of a felony, and has also been lodged at the NSCF for lack of $75,000 bail.  Both are due in Orleans Criminal Court on 02/07/18 at 1230.  The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with further information is asked to contact State Police Derby barracks or the Newport Police Department.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 02/07/18
COURT: Orleans
LODGED LOCATION: NSCF
BAIL: $10,000 and $75,000
MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.




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