St. Albans stabbing victim arrested hours after being arraigned on felony charges

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It’s been quite a week for Tyler Bushey.

The 18-year-old from Highgate was stabbed September 3 outside a St. Albans hotel.

A few days later, in what police believe was a related incident, Bushey and his girlfriend were arrested in St. Albans for attempted assault and armed robbery.

On Monday, Bushey was arraigned on the charges and released on conditions, including a court order to stay away from a family member.

But, hours later, he was arrested again after allegedly getting into a fight with the family member.

According to Vermont State Police, when troopers arrived at the scene on Shipyard Road, Bushey “expressed his discontent” by cursing the officers and slamming his fists on their cruiser.

Bushey was released on conditions, but is due back in Franklin County District Court on Tuesday. He faces charges of violating the conditions of his release and disorderly contact.

Earlier Monday, Bushey and his girlfriend, Hannah Bockus, 21, were arraigned for attempted assault and armed robbery.

Hannah Bockus and Tyler Bushey after their arrest Friday for attempted assault and armed robbery.

Police say Bockus and Bushey pulled up outside a residence on Russell Street in a black Audi A4 around 5:45 p.m. Friday. Bushey exited the passenger seat and allegedly attempted to assault the victim, demanding money and other items.

Bockus allegedly brandished a 9-mm Glock during the incident. Witnesses told police Bushey and Bockus threatened to physically harm the victim when Bushey healed from the stabbing.

Police say the alleged victim was targeted by the couple, who believed the victim set up Bushey for the stabbing.

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Harrison Ogbunize, 33, of Springfield, Mass., in connection to the stabbing. A second man is also being sought.

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