SHOREHAM — Vermont State Police cited Jason A. Gagnon, 27, of Bomoseen for domestic assault and other charges on Monday after he allegedly tried to force his way into a Shoreham apartment and then allegedly vandalized a car belonging to one of the female occupants who had tried to defend herself with a pistol.
Police said they were called to the Route 22A apartment at around 12:30 p.m. amid reports of a family fight. Police allege that Gagnon had tried to force his way into the apartment, where two women were located, by punching and kicking the door. One of the two women had secured a .22-calber pistol inside the residence because she feared for her safety, police said.
Gagnon was ultimately able to get the gun from the woman and then went outside and punched and broke the side-view mirror of the woman’s vehicle, according to police.
Gagnon then got into his truck, put it in four-wheel drive and rammed the victim’s vehicle in an attempt to push it into the apartment building, according to police.
In addition to the domestic assault charge, Gagnon must also answer to citations for violation of an abuse prevention order (two counts) and unlawful mischief, according to police.