Two Colchester men face charges for assault with hammer in Burlington

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Trevor Gaboriault, 21, is alleged to have attacked a man with a hammer after forcing his way into a Burlington home.

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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Two Colchester men, one of whom is still on the loose, face assault charges after police say they forced their way into a Burlington home, where one of them beat a resident with a hammer.

Police arrested Trevor Gaboriault, 21, late Sunday morning in Colchester. James Gaboriault, 28, who authorities say shares the same Mt. Sterling Avenue address, was still being sought by police Monday evening.

Police said they responded to a call at Rose and Cedar streets about 9:15 a.m. Sunday and found a 22-year-old man holding a bloodied shirt to his head. The victim’s mother told police she responded to loud banging on her front door to find Trevor Gaboriault and James Gaboriault, who allegedly pushed their way inside, yelling for her son.

The woman said Trevor hit her son with a hammer before he and James Gaboriault fled in a black Subaru. Police said the alleged victim suffered injuries to his head and arm and was transported to the hospital.

The alleged assault may be related to a fight several hours earlier near ESOX on Main Street, police said. A witness told officers he tried to break up a fight between Trevor Gaboriault and another man, who he could not identify. He said Gaboriault was struck in the head with a glass bottle.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of James Garoriault is asked to call Burlington Police Department at 802-658- 2704.

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