- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has pleaded not guilty to charges he threatened two children with a gun.

WCAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1SacTiO ) 51-year-old Marvin Martin, of Orange, entered the plea Thursday to charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A judge agreed to release Martin on conditions after his lawyer argued that he wasn’t a flight risk.

Police say the youths told them Martin fired a gun into the air in their presence on Wednesday. When troopers arrived at his Route 302 home, he allegedly pointed a rifle out the window and approached officers while telling them to leave his property.

Police say Martin was arrested after several hours of negotiations.

Court papers say police confiscated 47 guns and several hundred rounds of ammunition from his home.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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