Franklin County, VT – Vermont State police are searching for a woman accused of kidnapping a woman from Peacham earlier this year. 

Nichole Cloutier, 36, is believed to be in Franklin or Caledonia County. Police say she’s violating the conditions of her release, and wasn’t at the Bakersfield home where she was court-ordered to be for 24-hours a day.

In February, police arrested Cloutier for kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and aggravated assault. She was arrested along with Mark Varnum, 45, who is facing the same charges as well as attempted first degree murder.

Police say Cloutier and Varnum picked up a woman from the side of the road near Varnum’s Peacham home on February 23rd.

According to Troopers, Cloutier and Varnum bound the woman’s hands with duct tape, and covered her head with a bag, then drove around for hours while threatening the woman. Eventually, the woman was left alone in the car long enough to escape and drive away.

If you know where Cloutier may be, call the state police.