Ariya D. Sweeney was held on $200 bail Wednesday after allegedly committing a violent act in St. Johnsbury. Sweeney is now being held at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington. Sweeney, 21, of St. Johnsbury, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including felony second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, unlawful mischief, unlawful trespass, violating conditions of release and two counts of violating an abuse prevention order. Police said Sweeney entered her ex-boyfriend’s residence on Summer Street and began having a conversation with him. But the alleged victim told police that Sweeney then hit him multiple times with his computer keyboard. She talked about doing better and it eventually turned into an argument when she took a keyboard and used it to wack the victim several times. He asked her to stop and she finally left. St. Johnsbury Police later tracked down Sweeney at 161 River Road in St. Johnsbury. Police said Sweeney ran but was eventually stopped and arrested.
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