Police Make Arrests In Jenkins Murder
3/28/2012 8:10:00 AM
By TODD WELLINGTON
Police took Allen Prue, 30, and his wife Patricia Prue,33, into custody late Tuesday night in connection with the murder of Melissa Jenkins.
Both are being held at the Northeast Region Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury. Police plan a press conference to announce these developments at 10 a.m. today.
Allen Prue was an independent snow plow driver and a sub-contracted newspaper delivery person for the Caledonian-Record. He delivered newspapers to the Peacham, Groton area but did not service a route in the Goss Hollow area of Danville. He started with the paper in late January, 2012.
Police executed a search warrant at the the Prue residence, at 91 Old County Road in Waterford beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday night. A mobile crime unit was parked outside of the home, which was designated a crime scene. Six troopers were involved in the warrant’s execution.
Vehicles were towed from the scene.
Around the same time Patricia Prue was being questioned at the state police barracks in St. Johnsbury.
She experienced a medical episode and was transported by ambulance to NVRH. She was listed in stable condition at 11 p.m. and returned to the barracks at approximately midnight. She entered the correctional facility at approximately 1 a.m.
Allen Prue was taken into custody around that time and was taken to the correctional facility.
Allen Prue completed his delivery route for the Caledonian Record on both Sunday and Monday nights. Route drivers reported, however, that the Prues arrived an hour late on Sunday night.