On the June 17 at 4:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a 911 call from a residence at 1621 Lewis Rd. in Poultney. While on the telephone, the dispatcher heard the voice of a male in the background indicating that he was going to kill someone.
Troopers from the Castleton Outpost responded to the residence. Upon arrival they were confronted by the accused, Herman Hier, age 23, of Poultney who had to be physically restrained. Through investigation, troopers learned that Hier had physically assaulted and restrained Betty Hier using a knife as a weapon. Medical attention was not necessary although Betty Hier suffered injuries.
Herman Hier was placed into custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault, unlawful restraint, and unlawful mischief as a result of damage done to the residence during the assault.
Rutland District Court Judge Zonay placed bail at $35,000. The Castleton Police Department assisted troopers at the scene.