POULTNEY, Vt. (NEWS10) – On April 2, around 6:56 p.m., troopers from the Vermont State Police were sent to a house in Poultney after hearing of an assault. Investigations revealed that Shania Goyette, 22, of Poultney was allegedly trying to hurt an adult man, and in doing so assaulted a child.

Goyette was located at her home in Poultney and was arrested. She was taken to the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland for processing.


  • Simple assault (Misdemeanor)
  • Cruelty to a child

Goyette was issued a Criminal Citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court. Her court date has been set for April 25, at 10:00 a.m.