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Vermont Man Charged With Multiple Counts of Domestic Assault, Animal Cruelty

A Brattleboro, Vermont man was charged Saturday with two counts of domestic assault and three counts of animal cruelty, according to local police.

Police arrested Wayne Griffis for allegedly pepper spraying inside a Western Avenue residence and assaulting a female, her son, and their dog, authorities say.

An investigation revealed that Griffis also pepper sprayed the female's dog on two other occasions.

Griffis was released on conditions, according to police, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court in June. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

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