St. George man charged with harassing woman, destroying police property

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Chittenden County man is expected in court Wednesday after police say he harassed a woman dozens of times and destroyed police property.

Officers say Anthony Sawyer, 48, of St. George, harassed a woman by calling her on the phone nearly 60 times and then showing up at her home. They say he violated a restraining order and conditions of release from a prior arrest.

Police say he resisted arrest during a traffic stop Tuesday in Shelburne and later caused damage at the state police barracks in Williston.

Sawyer faces a number of charges including violating an abuse prevention order, resisting arrest and a hate-motivated crime.