Albany, Vermont

From Burlington’s WCAX.com of May 30, 2007

Man Arrested After Albany Shooting

A man is facing charges, after he was shot.

Police say 31-year-old Eric Kelley, of Stowe, broke into his estranged wife’s house in Albany and assaulted her and her brother.

During the scuffle, Kelley was shot and suffered minor injuries.

He was the only one charged in the case.

From the St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record News of May 31, 2007

Stowe Man Released After Shooting Incident

A Stowe man pleaded innocent Wednesday to domestic and simple assault charges in Orleans District Court after being shot in Albany.

Eric Kelley, 31, was still clad in a hospital gown and bound in chains when he stood before Judge Christina Reiss.

Police said Kelley was shot after he tried to break into his estranged wife’s home in Albany and attacked her brother and father.

He had been treated at North Country Hospital in Newport City after police said he was shot and grazed Tuesday morning when a side-by-side shotgun went off. The gun had been held by David Croteau, the father of Kelley’s estranged wife Dawn, police said.

Police did not say whether Croteau tried to shoot Eric Kelley or whether it went off by accident when Kelley knocked Croteau down.

Kelley pleaded innocent to felony unlawful trespassing into an occupied dwelling, and misdemeanor charges of domestic and simple assault and unlawful mischief.

Orleans County sheriff’s deputies released Kelley after he signed conditions of release, including that he not contact or harass Dawn and her family members, including mother, Cindy Croteau, and brother Douglas, records show.

Reiss also ordered Kelley to obey family court orders and not be cited for any other criminal complaints.

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