NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The popularity of a Vermont man who authorities say flattened seven police vehicles with a tractor is growing, with real and fake Facebook sites asking for donations for his defense, songs penned in his honor and a T-shirt claiming that he be freed.
Thirty-four-year-old Roger Pion of Newport pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 14 criminal charges.
Officials said Pion was angry over a recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession when he drove the tractor into the parking lot of the Orleans County sheriff's department and rolled it across the cruisers and a van. No one was injured.
Pion's been held on $50,000 bail.
The Caledonian-Record reports a "Free Roger Pion" T-shirt has a picture of a tractor crossing a sign and the words, "In Vermont, they're serious."
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Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.