St. Johnsbury Police have apprehended a man accused of buying thousands of dollars worth of tools on his employer’s account and then trading them for drugs. Gary B. Bolton, 32, homeless, failed to appear in Caledonia Superior Court for arraignment in May on two counts of false pretenses or false tokens. The court then issued a judicial summons for Bolton giving him a second chance to appear for arraignment in June. But again, Bolton did not appear leading Judge Justin P. Jiron to issue an arrest warrant with bail set at $500. According to a press release issued by St. Johnsbury Police Ofc. Robert Gerrish, Bolton was arrested on Western Avenue just before 5 a.m. on Thursday and taken to jail. Bolton later pleaded not guilty to the charges in Caledonia Superior Court and was released on conditions.
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