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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Man arrested in Putney for Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct


Incident: 21WHC002967
Date: 7/28/21
Location: Bellows Falls Rd. Putney, VT
Investigating Deputy: Corporal Jalava

Accused: Kevin Bumps
Age: 61
City & State of Residence: E Wallingford, VT

Charges: Assault on a Police Officer
Disorderly Conduct
Resisting Arrest

Description: During a motor vehicle stop for a minor traffic infraction Kevin Bumps became disorderly. Corporal Jalava attempted to take Bumps into custody for disorderly conduct. Bumps resisted arrest and assaulted Corporal Jalava. Corporal Jalava gained Bumps compliance and took him into custody. Corporal Jalava was injured in the assault and was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Bumps was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.
Court Date: 9/21/21