Vermont man escapes from courthouse bathroom window while awaiting arraignment, police say


Caledonia County Courthouse (Photo courtesy NewsNation affiliate WFFF/WVNY)

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (NewsNation/WVNY) — Lyndonville Police say a man in custody escaped from a window at the Caledonia County Courthouse after he was allowed to use the bathroom.

While there have been sightings, Chief Jack Harris says Travis Johnson, 33, is still missing.

Chief Harris says Johnson was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants. After he was taken to the courthouse in St. Johnsbury to be arraigned, Johnson asked to use the restroom. Police say he was able to open a window and take off.

NewsNation affiliate WVNY was told several sightings were reported in St. Johnsbury. The Caledonia County Sheriff’s Office is also involved.

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