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Burlington man arrested for threatening with knives

A man with a lengthy police record was arrested for aggravated assault after a late night incident at the intersection of Pearl Street and South WInooski Avenue Wednesday, April 10, police say.

At about 10:34 pm, officers with the Burlington Police Department responded to a report of an individual threatening someone with a knife.

When officers arrived on scene, the individual threatening someone with a knife was identified as Shawn Dudley, 37, of Burlington. Investigation revealed Dudley brandished two knives at three individuals after a brief disagreement. Dudley was taken into custody and lodged on $5,000 bail.

Dudley’s Vermont criminal history includes: 1 Violation of Court orders or conditions charge, 2 Felony charges with 1 conviction, 17 Misdemeanor charges with 3 convictions, 1 Unknown offense level charge, 3 Assaultive crime charges with 1 conviction, 1 Escape charge, and 2 Violation of probation/parole charges.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at 658-2704.

In February of 2023, Dudley was arrested after barricading himself inside his Milton home with his four-year-old son, whom he had refused to return to his wife’s custody.


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