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Pair arrested for kidnapping Starksboro resident

Anthony Seagroves

ADDISON COUNTY — Police on Thursday evening arrested a Hinesburg man and an Essex woman for allegedly kidnapping a Starksboro resident this past Saturday.

After Vermont State Police put out a request for the public’s help in finding Anthony Seagroves, 32, and Katelynn Cannon, 28, troopers and Hinesburg police arrested Seagroves and Cannon without incident at a home on Richmond Road in Hinesburg at around 8:35 p.m. on Thursday, June 13.

Seagroves was cited for kidnapping and first degree aggravated domestic assault. Cannon was cited for aiding in the felony and for first degree aggravated assault.

They alleged that Seagroves initially had harassed “an adult household member” into his car with a baseball bat, and both Seagroves and Cannon restrained and harmed the victim. The report detailed that both had “physically assaulted and attempted to cause serious bodily injury” to the victim. Police declined to describe the physical condition of the kidnapped person or even say whether they were found until Seagroves and Cannon are arraigned on Friday.

According to a state police press release, on Thursday, Jun. 13, Burlington Police Department spotted Seagroves and attempted to take him into custody, but he fled in a gray Honda CR-V with Vermont license place. They said Cannon was likely driving the car. Later that evening, police caught up with the pair in Hinesburg.

Troopers were assisted by the Burlington, Essex, Hinesburg, Shelburne and University of Vermont police departments.

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