Vermont State Police, 2020

A Vermont State Police cruiser sits parked at a Colchester intersection.

SWANTON — Vermont State Police (VSP) has reported that Corey Bluto, 36, of Highgate, was charged Wednesday afternoon for possessing a firearm when he was prohibited from doing so.

Around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18, VSP is said to have received a call saying there was an individual shooting at deer from the road. Investigation revealed to troopers that the person, identified as Bluto, was prohibited from being in possession of a firearm. He was issued a citation to appear in Franklin County Superior Court.

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And let's talk about how he was found not guilty of shooting from the road AND he was NEVER arrested!


I am disgusted with this article. Names should not be used until someone is proven guilty! My husband is a good and honest man. This is all a HUGE mess up that happened way down the line and is in the process of being fixed as people read this article. Later on when it's all cleared up all anyone is going to remember is this article and that's a shame that the media can do this to a person without having all the facts!


I think you should have contacted the person in question before printing this story. This was not a willful breaking of the law and I hope that once the situation is resolved you will publicly apologize to Mr. Bluto for misrepresenting him. I will never understand why the media is so quick to publicly shame someone. Until found guilty in a court of law, there should not be names revealed as that leads to vast misinformation and judgement down the road. This isn't the first article I've read that vastly misrepresents a situation and it makes me question every article and the truthfulness of it that you print.

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