by Mickey Smith
Within about an half hour, Morristown Police had two suspects in custody following an alleged attack and robbery in the parking lot of the new Tractor Supply on Friday afternoon, October 4.
Morristown Police responded to Tractor Supply at about 3 p.m. for what they are calling a “strongarm” attack in the parking lot.
According to Morristown Police Officer Scott McCullough's press release, witnesses said a male subject, later identified as Anthony Manning, 24, of North Haverill, NH, had allegedly assaulted a customer in the parking lot and took a bank bag containing an unspecified amount of cash that the customer was carrying.
Witnesses told the police Manning was seen running from the scene and getting into a red Ford F-250 pickup that was waiting for him. With the help of the Lamoille County Sheriff's Department and Hardwick Police, the vehicle was stopped on Route 15 in Wolcott, near Fisher Bridge. The operator of the vehicle, Craig Smith, 23, of Canaan, NH, was taken into custody immediately. Manning fled on foot, but was apprehended a short time later.
Both suspects were held at Northeast Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail. They were due to be arraigned on Monday, October 7, and the Morristown Police were working on obtaining a warrant to search the vehicle, which was impounded after the theft.