Bennington, VT – The subject of a ten-day manhunt appeared in a Bennington, Vermont courtroom Monday.
Zachary Dumas pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder more than a week after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Dumas had been wanted since September 8 on counts of second-degree attempted murder and assault and robbery. Police have not disclosed the name of the person he’s accused of trying to kill.
Dumas was arrested Sunday night after police say he barricaded himself inside a home on Division Street. Police obtained a search warrant and took Dumas into custody.
In court, prosecutors no requested no bail for Dumas, saying he was a flight risk. The Bennington Police Department said previously that Dumas had evaded them at least twice, even with Vermont State Police and New York State Police assisting them.
Police say a tip on Thursday led them to a home on Pleasant Street, where police say Dumas escaped out of a second-floor window.
The judge ordered Dumas held without bail. At this point, there are no further hearings scheduled in this case.
This story was updated with information from Zachary Dumas’ court appearance