Brewer man arrested in connection with domestic violence

Posted Jan. 07, 2012, at 3:07 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 08, 2012, at 5:21 a.m.

BREWER, Maine — A local man who called police Friday morning saying he had been assaulted by his girlfriend was later arrested for domestic violence assault, said Brewer police Sgt. Anthony Pinette.

“He said he had a bloody nose” but responding officers found no evidence that he had been assaulted, the sergeant said.

Gregory Pratley, 29, was injury free, however, his 23-year-old girlfriend had scrapes and scratches, Pinette said. Police were called to the apartment the two share around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

“Once we got there we determined he was the primary aggressor based on her statements and injuries observed,” Pinette said. “They were arguing over missing medication.”

Pratley was charged with assault and taken to Penobscot County Jail. He was later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)