Two jailed after family argument in Bristol
BRISTOL — Two Bristol men were jailed Thursday night following a family argument at which police alleged one shot a gun, the other assaulted a family member, and both lied to law enforcement.
Harley Allen, 19, held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility due to lack of $15,000 bail, and Anthony Miller, 20, was held on $200 bail.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, Vermont State Police were dispatched to a home on Meehan Road in Bristol for a report of a family fight. Troopers were informed several people had been fighting and a firearm had been discharged.
Upon arrival, troopers found five people inside of the residence. After a thorough investigation, state police determined that during an argument Allen retrieved a firearm, pointed it at family members and discharged it several times.
Troopers also reported that Miller had assaulted a family member during this incident.
While on scene, both Miller and Allen provided troopers with false information in an attempt to deflect the investigation.
State police arrested both Allen and Miller and transported them to the New Haven state police barracks for processing.
Troopers cited Allen for aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon and providing false information to law enforcement authorities. They cited Miller for domestic assault and providing false information to law enforcement authorities.
The two men were scheduled to answer the charges in Addison County District, Criminal Division, on Friday afternoon.
This incident came only two days after Miller had had another run-in with state police. At around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, troopers from the New Haven barracks saw a vehicle operating in a negligent manner on Route 7 in New Haven. When a trooper tried to stop the vehicle, its driver — identified as the same Anthony Miller — raced away from police at a high rate of speed.
The chase lasted several miles, but came to an end when Miller’s car drove into a field off New Haven’s Dog Team Road and got stuck.
State police in this case cited Miller for negligent driving and attempting to elude police.