A Brandon man is behind bars for a vicious assault.
Vergennes police say Michael Shively, 23, was hiding in the bushes on Main Street before the fireworks Tuesday night. As a 15-year-old boy walked by alone, investigators say Shively punched the teen in the ribs, ripped his shirt and stole his wallet. The victim was able to escape after punching his attacker in the face several times. He later noticed his attacker sitting in a police cruiser after Shively had been picked up for being drunk, and pointed him out to police.
Shively is charged with assault and robbery.