Burlington Police are looking for man wanted for attempted second degree murder
Burlington Police are asking the public for help in locating an unidentified man who is wanted for attempted second degree murder in an assault that seriously injured another man.
Police were called to the Main Street and Winooski Avenue South area on June 21 at 3:24 a.m. to report a disturbance. Police said they saw evidence of a physical altercation, including “obvious injuries” and a significant amount of blood on the road.
People at the scene were uncooperative and “berated them”, police said. A woman reported that a man was “kicked in the head”, but the man left before the police arrived.
“No victim could be identified, the police remained on the scene while the group in question dispersed,” said a statement released Thursday by the police.
The next morning, June 22, police said a man contacted them and reported that his son had been assaulted and was in hospital, awaiting surgery.
In interviews, the victim and his girlfriend said they were both assaulted in the early morning hours of June 21 near Main Street and South Winooski Avenue. The woman suffered minor injuries, police said, but the man was awaiting surgery to treat several skull fractures.
“Based on statements provided by both parties,” police said, “it was learned that the male victim was repeatedly struck on the head by a man with a cast and suffered several” trampling. “to the head of another man while lying on the sidewalk unconscious.
Police said the man who repeatedly “stepped on” the male victim was wanted for attempted second degree murder.
“At the time of this press release,” the police statement read, “the identity of this second male suspect is unknown, identified only as a leaner black man of about 5’6” -5 ‘ 8 “and was seen wearing a signature black hoodie with a white T-shirt underneath, dark pants and dark shoes.
This man was last seen walking away from the 199 Main Street area towards Champlain Farms at 219 Main Street shortly before officers arrived on June 21.
Police said that with the suspect’s identity unknown, they were asking the public for help in locating him. Anyone with information is urged to contact Burlington Police at 802-658-2704.
Police identified George U. Mnyonge, 31, as the person who allegedly assaulted the man and woman on June 21, using a cast forearm as a weapon. He was arrested on June 25 for common assault and aggravated assault, police said.
Mnyonge pleaded not guilty during his court appearance and was taken into custody without bail, according to Chittenden County State Attorney Sarah George.
Mnyonge was listed on the state’s online inmate locator on Friday as being held at the Northwestern State Correctional Center in St. Albans.
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