A Northeast Kingdom man jailed for charges connected to an alleged 2019 assault of a vulnerable adult died in his cell

A Northeast Kingdom man jailed for charges connected to an alleged 2019 assault of a vulnerable adult died in his cell on Tuesday morning.  Raymond Gadreault, 73, was being held in Southern State Correctional Center in Springfield on bail originating out of Orleans County Superior Court, where Gadreault faced multiple charges, including an allegation that he assaulted a 40-year-old man who was intellectually and developmentally disabled. State Police were told of Gadreault’s death about 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday. Det. Sgt. Daniel Hall reported on the subsequent investigation. While making the rounds to the cells, Det. Sgt. Hall noted, Southern State staff discovered Gadreault, who had his own cell, was experiencing some kind of medical issue. Medical staff responded and unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate him. “The incident is not considered suspicious and it appears that Gadreault died of natural/medical causes,” noted Det. Sgt. Hall.

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