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Bennington man arrested for violating restraining order against former lawmaker

BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - There were tense moments in a Bennington courtroom Friday as a former gubernatorial candidate and gun rights activist faced a judge.

Kevin Hoyt, who is often outspoken on political matters on social media, pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated a no-stalking order against a former state representative.

“I am a free living man on God’s soil. I’m actually electing not to participate in this fictional corporate entity but I don’t have much of a choice,” said Kevin Hoyt, who chose to represent himself in Bennington County court Friday after he was arrested on a warrant in Fair Haven for violating a no stalking order. “I’d like to enter a plea of not guilty to all three counts today please.”

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