Chelsea Defense Attorney Dan Sedon convinced the court last week that attempted murder suspect Jashawn “Rico” Hunter should be granted bail and conditions of release

Chelsea Defense Attorney Dan Sedon convinced the court last week that attempted murder suspect Jashawn “Rico” Hunter should be granted bail and conditions of release. But even if Hunter can post the bail, he likely won’t be going anywhere soon. Hunter, 34, of Bloomfield, Conn., has been held by the state without bail for months after being accused of kidnapping, beating and pistol-whipping a Barnet man while trafficking illegal drugs into Vermont. But Hunter has also been indicted in federal court on gun and drug charges and is now subject to a motion-for-detention filed in the gun case by U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest. “Hunter is an exceedingly violent and dangerous person,” wrote Kerest in his motion, which remains pending in U.S. District Court in Burlington. As of Monday afternoon, Hunter remained in pre-trial detention at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. Earlier this year, Sedon asked the court to remove the state’s hold-without-bail order and allow Hunter to move in with a court-appointed custodian in South Burlington who would be required to report release violations by Hunter. But at a hearing before state Judge Justin P. Jiron on March 12, Caledonia County States Attorney Jessica Zaleski opposed the release of Hunter arguing before that he was a danger to the community and would likely take advantage of the custodian and her family. Zaleski also asked the court to set bail at $200,000. Hunter was charged by the Caledonia County State’s Attorney’s Office in September of 2021 with kidnapping and assaulting Matthew Goodell, 26, at Goodell’s Barnet residence. Police say Goodell escaped from the assault out a bathroom window, but suffered from multiple head and face injuries including a fractured cheekbone. Hunter has pleaded not guilty to the charges and faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

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