BARRE — A Chelsea man accused of crashing his truck and taking off on foot, leaving two passengers seriously injured, after robbing the Roxbury Country Store last month was in court for another felony charge in connection with the incident.
Kyle B. Larrabee, 19, pleaded not guilty in Washington County criminal court in Barre on Thursday to felony possession of stolen property. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a $5,000 fine.
Larrabee already is facing a felony burglary charge in Washington County and three charges in Orange County from the incident.
Police say he and Eric Parker, 21, of Derby Line, burglarized three locations in February: Interstate Maintenance Corp. in Barre Town, a garage in Orange County, and the store.
Police say that while Larrabee and Parker were burglarizing the Roxbury Country Store, owner Randy Whitney caught them and tried to hold them down, but the two got away. The truck Larrabee was driving, according to police, crashed into a guardrail on Route 66 in Randolph, and Larrabee reportedly ran off.
Police said a passenger, Stephanie Demar, 21, of Barre, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Parker had serious facial injuries from the crash.
The latest charge for Larrabee stems from the items found in the crashed truck. Police say they found items in the bed of the truck that were reported stolen from Interstate Maintenance. Police say around $3,000 in equipment and tools was taken from the company.
Larrabee also is facing charges of driving under the influence, injury resulting, negligent operation of a vehicle and driving with a suspended license in Orange County for the crash. He is being held at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield for lack of $10,000 bail in Orange County and $5,000 bail in Washington County.
Judge Thomas Zonay apologized to Larrabee Thursday for having him transported all the way to Barre just to add another charge to his open case. Larrabee did not seem to mind.
“It’s a trip out of jail, man,” he said.
Parker also is facing charges of felony burglary and felony possession of stolen property for his role in the incident. He is being held on $10,000 bail.MORE IN Central VermontWhen it comes to medical field training, why not go straight to the source? Full StoryThe roads of central Vermont are mostly clear of snow and ice, if a bit muddy, and officials... Full StoryWilliamstown readies for second sewer vote Full Story
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