Four Vermont men arrested on gun charges following reported fight at Somerset hotel

SOMERSET, Mass. (WLNE) – Four men from Vermont were busted by Somerset Police on Saturday at the Riverview Inn and Suites on Wilbur Avenue.

Somerset Police say they responded to the Inn around 8 p.m. Saturday after receiving a 911 call reporting that a man was on the ground in the parking lot and was being beaten by several other men. The caller also reported overhearing one of the suspects make statements about shooting the victim.

When police got on scene the suspects fled but were arrested a short time later.

Police say an “on-scene ionvestigation” determined that the victim and four suspects were known to each other and that one of the suspects may be carrying a firearm.

The victim, a 17-year-old juvenile also from Vermont, was transported to a local hospital and was treated and released.

Police say that the four male suspects had rented a room at the hotel.

Detectives were later granted a search warrant for the room. During their search of the room, detectives located and seized $650 in cash, 50 Xanax pills, less than two ounces of THC “Dabs” or “Wax,” and five glass vials of liquid designer Benzodiazepines.

During the search, officers located a loaded pistol under one of the beds. All four males were subsequently placed under arrest at the hotel.

  • Christopher Campbell, 23, of Fairfax, Vermont
  • Eric Davis, 19, of Milton, Vermont
  • Devin Mullis, 18 of Milton, Vermont
  • Dominick Smiel, 20, of Winooski, Vermont

All four men are charged with:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Additional charges related to the drugs that were seized are pending, police say.




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