A local man has been accused of pointing a gun

A local man has been accused of pointing a gun at his neighbor’s apartment and asking Vermont State Police to shoot him. Skylar Thatcher-Bushey is also accused of damaging a Vermont State Police cruiser while being transported to the Derby barracks. Thatcher-Bushey, 28, of Derby, pleaded not guilty in Orleans Superior Court on Thursday to a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, unlawful mischief and drunken driving. Tpr. Richard Berlandy wrote in his report that on Wednesday, state police received a call that Thatcher-Bushey had struck two vehicles in the parking lot of 18 Main Street in the Town of Derby and then pointed a handgun at a residence. “I responded to the residence and observed Skylar shouting from the right corner window of apartment #3 (Thatcher-Bushey’s residence). Troopers Leonard and Miller were advising him to exit the apartment without any firearms. Skylar refused to listen to our commands and continued to shout out of the window for us to leave. Thatcher-Bushey then slammed the window shut and disappeared from view. Thatcher-Bushey eventually came out of the apartment and was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Derby Barracks