DUXBURY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont police are charging a Duxbury man with numerous crimes after responding to his home when a 911 call was disconnected.
Police say 20-year-old Patrick Sherman assaulted his girlfriend then ripped out the phone cord when his mother - Betty Sherman - attempted to call police at about 9:15 Monday night.
Authorities say Sherman damaged property at the home and gained possession of a shotgun.
State police charged Sherman with domestic assault, interference with emergency access, unlawful mischief and two counts of violating conditions of his release. A prior court order bars Patrick Sherman from having contact with his mother or possessing weapons.
Sherman remains in custody pending his appearance in Washington County Superior Court Tuesday. It was not immediately known whether he has a lawyer.
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