Beating lands man in hospital; four charged

— State police have charged four men in an attack on a local man.

Michael F. Meigs, 34; James E. Wells, 34; Paul H. Burgette, 30; and Robert H. Labombard, 31; each are reportedly facing charges stemming from an Oct. 5 incident at the Fox Farm Road residence of David Parent. The four allegedly entered Parent’s residence and struck him with baseball bats in the head and body.

State police have said an ongoing investigation has revealed the beating was somehow drug-related but did not elaborate.

Parent was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt. He was treated for multiple fractures and later released.

Meigs and Wells face charges of first-degree burglary while Burgette is facing charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Labombard faces a charge of first-degree burglary.

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