St. Johnsbury armed robbery suspect has had his request to throw out evidence against him
A St. Johnsbury armed robbery suspect has had his request to throw out evidence against him denied by a federal judge. Rafael Ortiz faces state and federal charges after being arrested on two outstanding state arrest warrants for the alleged robbery of Dylan Brink on Railroad Street. Ortiz was later arrested in Lyndonville by state police who said in court documents that he was in possession of illegal drugs and a gun which led to the federal charges. Ortiz’s defense attorney filed a motion arguing that the arrest warrants and all the evidence seized should be thrown out due to questionable statements. But U.S. District Court Judge denied the motion.