Police say Walmart fight was over money

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WEST LEBANON - Saturday night's fight amongst the coolers at Walmart has now resulted in charges against three Woodstock, Vermont residents, Lebanon police announced Monday afternoon.

    "The incident began over money that was owed between the two male parties...identified as Calvin Molina, 25 and Juan Marin, 27, both of Woodstock," police said, adding that "Molina had come to Walmart to locate Marin and collect the money."

    After the fight broke out between the two men an off-duty Hartford, Vermont police officer heard the commotion and quickly attempted to break up the fight with help from several bystanders.

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    "During the incident a female identified at Yamaris Marin, 20, of Woodstock, Vermont assaulted the off-duty officer...Yamaris then interfered with the Lebanon officers (who arrived and) who were attempting to take Calvin Molina into custody," the release continued.

    One of the witnesses to the fight told Vermont News that during the incident "Many of us helped hold the man down until police arrived.  I broke them up twice, and a brave female off-duty officer took the man down.  I turned him on his back and locked his legs and she held him with me until the police could arrive. Another man filmed and helped keep the others at bay.  That female officer took punches to the head, and never gave up!"

    The witness said that another older woman who worked at Walmart also bravely waded in despite her small stature and was trying to tell the parties to the fight to leave the store.

    Police said Calvin Molina was transported to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was treated for a laceration to his head and eventually released with a summons to appear in Lebanon District Court on May 14th to answer misdemeanor charges of simple assault and resisting arrest as well as a disorderly conduct violation.

Calvin Molina is charged with simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct (Lebanon Police Photo)

    Juan Marin was charge with misdemeanor simple assault and is also due in court on May 14.

Juan Martin is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct

    Yamaris Marin was charged with two counts of misdemeanor simple assault and a disorderly conduct violation before she was released on personal recognizance bail and ordered to appear in Grafton County Superior Court on April 9th.   Her arraignment was moved to the superior court because of the enhanced misdemeanor that was filed because she is charged with assaulting a police officer.

Yamaris Marin is charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of simple assault, including one upon a police officer

Vermont News can be contacted at vermontnews802@gmail.com


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