A jailed suspect accused of yelling racial slurs at a Vermont State Trooper in Lyndonville has once again failed to appear for his video arraignment on the charge. Jeremy Bathalon, 33, has been charged with a hate crime as well as disorderly conduct and two counts of violating court-ordered conditions of release. Bathalon was arrested on Tuesday evening and detained at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury. Bathalon was scheduled for a video arraignment on the charges Wednesday but he refused to leave his cell and enter the video room at NECC. Judge Justin P. Jiron responded by setting $500 bail on Bathalon and re-setting the arraignment for the next day. But according to a Vermont corrections officer assigned to the video room on Thursday, Bathalon again refused to leave his cell and participate in the arraignment. According to court documents, Bathalon is accused of threatening a Hispanic state trooper with “hateful and offensive” racial slurs based on the trooper’s race and national origin.
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