VSP: After multi-town police pursuit and foot search, burglary suspects in custody


UPDATE: The University of Vermont Medical Center has Richmond Police Chief Alan Buck listed in critical condition, as of Friday evening.

UPDATE: At 7:00 P.M. Friday, Vermont State Police said Legacy and Savo were in custody. More details will be released at a later time.
CORRECTION: VSP provided a incorrect photo of suspect Jerry Savo.  Instead, they tell Local 22 that the initial photo was of his brother.


A search is underway in the Stowe area Friday night, after police say two people are on the run, and a police chief is in the hospital.

It all started after Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle on Barber Farm Road in the town of Jericho.

State Police had been searching for the vehicle in relation to an on-going criminal investigation.

Police say a trooper approached the stopped vehicle and ordered the operator to shut the vehicle off and exit the vehicle.

The trooper identified the operator as Jerry Savo and the lone passenger as Emily Legacy. Police say Savo refused to comply with orders and fled the scene, and the trooper began to pursue the vehicle.

During the pursuit additional troopers and officers from other law enforcement agencies became involved in the pursuit, which went through several towns.

The vehicle pursuit ended when Savo and Legacy stopped the vehicle and fled on foot at the end of Moscow Road in Stowe.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are currently involved in the efforts to locate Savo and Legacy, and police K-9 teams are currently searching the area.

The public is asked to call state police if they know the whereabouts of Savo and Legacy.

Additionally, Vermont State Police Capt. J.P Sinclair adds Richmond Police Chief Alan Buck was given CPR at the scene.

Sinclair says Buck was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center, and was breathing on his own at last check.

The captain would not tell Local 22 & Local 44’s Staci DaSilva any more information about the police chief’s medical situation.

This story is developing.

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