SAPD PROBE FOR EVIDENCE IN EARLY MORNING STABBING

Crime scene tape protects the perimeter of a home located at 15 Thorpe Ave in St. Albans at around 9:15 Monday morning.
Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier

St. Albans: Vermont State Police and St. Albans Police were on scene Monday morning at a home on Thorpe Ave in St. Albans City for the report of a stabbing.

According to police, Rodney L’Esperance, age 44 was arrested as a result of the incident.

Rodney L’Esperance, 44, of St. Albans

Few details were available to the media Monday morning, and little police activity was taking place as of 9:15 am. The area was secured by crime scene tape and two law enforcement officers.

St. Albans Police published a press release about the incident at around 10:08 this morning. The County Courier was the first news agency on the scene Monday morning and the first to report the incident once police released details.

St. Albans Police said they responded to 15 Thorpe Ave., where they were met by a resident who guided them to a back bedroom where a second resident was lying in a pool of blood, on a bed, barely breathing.

Police describe the injuries as “multiple stab wounds.”

L’Esperance is being charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, according to police, and is currently being held on $150,000 bail until his arraignment.

That arraignment would normally take place today, but since it’s Veterans Day, arraignments in Franklin County are pushed back until tomorrow at 1 pm. Until then he will be held at Northwest Correctional Center.

Police are awaiting the arrival of the Vermont State Police and their Mobil Crime Lab to respond to the scene.

Officers at the scene performed lifesaving first aid until the arrival of Am Care. The victim in the case was transported to Northwestern Medical Center, then transported to UVM Medical Center. His status is unknown at this time.

L’Esperance was the male who directed police to the back bedroom, according to police. Lesperance proceeded to tell the police that he was the person who stabbed the victim.

L’Esperance allegedly told police that his relationship with the victim was that as a roommate at the residence.

Police have yet to release the name of the victim connected to the case.

We will update this story as we have more information. Follow the County Courier on Facebook for more local news coverage.

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