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Chester, Vermont Man Arrested for Assaulting Female with Axe

A Chester, Vermont man has been arrested for assaulting a female with an axe and then fleeing. Police say that on Friday around 10:30 PM, they responded to Highland Court in Chester where they learned that a man was at the Jiffy Mart with an axe and had fled into the woods. Police officers were able to locate James McCool who was then taken into custody after resisting arrest first.

He faces multiple charges: Domestic Assault, Resisting Arrest, Violations of Conditions of Release, Unlawful Mischief, Operation without Owner’s Consent, Criminal Threatening, Disorderly Conduct, and Offense Committed within the Presence of a Child. He was being held at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield for lack of $2500 bail.

He appeared in Windsor Criminal Court on Monday to answer to all of the above charges.

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