Man charged with hate-motivated crimes against Vt. troopers

Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 8:16 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 12:15 PM EDT
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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - A homeless man is accused of hate crimes against Vermont troopers.

Police say Jeremy Bathalon, 34, became increasingly aggressive with random people walking in Lyndon Tuesday night.

He allegedly walked onto people’s properties too, and caused a disturbance on Park Street.

Investigators said he violated several of his court-ordered conditions and was taken to the St. Johnsbury Vermont State Police barracks.

While there, police say he repeatedly engaged in hate-motivated crimes against troopers of color.

Bathalon is due in Caledonia Court Wednesday on charges including hate-motivated crime, disorderly conduct and violating his conditions.

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