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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Deputies arrest Fugitive from Justice


Date of Incident:  July 9, 2019        Time of Incident: 9:22 AM

Incident Location: State Route 22    

Township: Fort Ann                Case #  2019-009180

According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fort Ann man as a fugitive from justice.  Robert E. Lynch (also known as Robert E. Lincoln) was arrested by Deputies at a residence on State Route 22 in the Town of Fort Ann. Lynch is wanted by the Addison County Sheriff’s Office in Vermont based on a warrant of arrest issued by the Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division (Addison County) for lewd-lascivious conduct with a child and aggravated sexual assault with a victim under the age of 13. 

Lynch was transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward where he was processed before being arraigned in Washington County Court. He was remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility with no bail and is awaiting extradition proceedings to be brought back to Vermont.  

The arrest was made by Sheriff’s Deputies Jennifer Noble, James Trottier and Randy Diamond.

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