No probable cause to charge two state troopers
A Vermont Superior Court judge has ruled there is no probable cause to charge two state troopers with simple assault in connection with firing a bean bag at an uncontrollable man, who had caused damage at a Newfane home last summer, records show. Judge Katherine Hayes said there was a lack of evidence to charge Sgt. Ryan Wood and Trooper Zachary Trocki in the case involving Marshall Dean, who eventually fell off a roof after refusing to follow police commands. Troopers received two 911 calls from residents on Loop Road indicating somebody was calling for help about 2:12 in the morning. Wood and Trocki, who were both off-duty, were called out and found Dean on the roof of a home. Dean, who was armed with a sickle-style saw, was asked repeatedly to drop it, but didn’t before Trocki fired the beanbag. After being struck with the bean bag, Dean goes to his knees and crawls to the edge of the roof where he fell out of camera view.