Crime

Vermont State Police Log: Starksboro man cited for domestic assault

ADDISON COUNTY — This past Sunday, April 7, Vermont State Police responded to a disturbance on States Prison Hollow Road in Starksboro at around 9:20 a.m. Trooper investigated and said they determined that Chase Gibbs-Emilo, 25, of Starksboro assaulted a family member. 

Police took Gibbs-Emilo into custody, cited him for domestic assault and interference with access to emergency service, and released him.

Separately, on April 5, state police announced that six months after the killing of 77-year-old Honoree Fleming of Castleton their investigation into her death remains active and ongoing. Fleming, a former Middlebury resident and former professor at Middlebury College, was shot to death on the Rail Trail in Castleton in the late afternoon or early evening of Oct. 5, 2023. Police have not found the shooter.

Detectives assigned to the case continue their work pursuing and developing leads, state police said last Friday. Investigators are receiving tips from the public and following up on that information. Evidence analysis remains underway. The Victim Services Unit continues to provide assistance and support to the family.

VSP is aware of a privately funded financial reward for information in this case but has not received any tips that can be specifically tied to the availability of this money.

“We want to reassure the public that this case remains a priority, and the state police has devoted and continues to devote significant resources to the investigation,” said Capt. Jeremy Hill, commander of the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, in a press release. “Our thoughts remain with Honoree’s family, friends, loved ones and community.”

Anyone who might have information that could assist investigators should call VSP’s barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101 or send a tip anonymously online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

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