Couple plead not guilty to St. Albans assault, robbery

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) A couple accused of assault and robbery with a weapon last week in St. pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday.

Tyler Bushey and Hannah Bockus

Police say Tyler Bushey, 18, and his girlfriend, Hannah Bockus, 21, went to a home on Russell Street in St. Albans last week and tried to assault and rob someone. Police arrested them on Saturday during a traffic stop.

Bushey was stabbed in the parking lot of the La Quinta in St. Albans last week and police say he accused the robbery victim of setting him up because he owed money to people from Massachusetts, and they were here to collect.

The court paperwork does not specifically point to what the money was for, but in court the state's attorney said drugs could be a factor.

Police are still looking for two men involved in stabbing Bushey outside the hotel. An arrest warrant for Harrison Ogbunize, 33, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was issued last week and police are still trying to identify a second male suspect. The men fled in a rental car that was later turned in at an airport in Connecticut.