MONTPELIER, Vt. – An 18-year-old Marshfield man will be held without bail after police say he stabbed a man operating a warming shelter at the Montpelier Transit Center.
Ayden Jestice was arraigned in Washington County Superior Court Tuesday. He is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say he stabbed Gabriel Deangelis ten times after the two got into an argument that turned into a fight.
Police say Deangelis was working for the Good Samaritan Haven and helping operate a warming shelter inside the transit center. According to court documents, Jestice came into the shelter with a teenage girl. At one point, Deangelis told Jestice to leave and the argument ensued.
Police arrested Jestice about 2 hour after the stabbing incident. He is at the Northern State Correctional Institute. He is ordered not to contact the victim or the 15-year-old girl who was with him. Montpelier Police say the girl is a runaway and court documents identify her as Jestice’s girlfriend.
The City of Montpelier says, until further notice, the Transit Center will no longer be open after 6:30 p.m. during the week and after 5 p.m. on weekends.