State dismisses charges against Sharon man

Published: 10-30-2023 2:37 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Criminal charges have been dropped against a former Sharon town official and business owner who allegedly held a Tunbridge man at gunpoint when he trespassed on his property last summer.

Vermont state prosecutors filed a notice in Windsor County Superior Court dismissing charges against Alexandre Bird without prejudice on Oct. 26, according to court records.

No reason in regard to why charges were dropped was provided in the state’s request for dismissal.

Bird, 69, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, and reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, after troopers said they responded to a trespassing complaint at a residence in Sharon in June.

Bird, a former health officer for the town of Sharon and owner of an event and catering space on Route 132, did not respond to messages for comment. Windsor County Deputy State’s Attorney Emily Zukauskas and Bird’s defense attorney, Cabot Teachout, of Norwich, each also declined comment. 

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