- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has pleaded not guilty to assault, robbery and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Police say 28-year-old George Burch attacked and robbed his 92-year-old landlord Saturday in Montpelier. They say Burch then robbed a Walmart Sunday and is suspected of attempting to rob a convenience store the same day.

Burch was arraigned Monday in Washington County Superior Court.

Court papers show he urinated on the elderly woman’s bedroom floor and told her not to call for help as he looted her room. Police say he stole $500.

Burch’s lawyer argued against holding him in jail saying he isn’t a flight risk and has no prior criminal record.

The judge denied that and set his bail at $5,000. Burch is due back in court later this month.

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