Belfast man arrested after allegedly head-butting woman

Posted Feb. 06, 2012, at 7:21 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — A man was arrested after allegedly head-butting a woman during a domestic violence assault that occurred early Saturday morning.

Ryan S. Flannery, 26, of Belfast apparently had been in an argument with the woman that lasted 12 hours, according to Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden.

“It just kept going,” the chief said Monday.

Police responding to the call found that the woman’s right eye was red and swollen. Flannery agreed that the couple had been arguing but claimed that he did not intentionally hit her, McFadden said.

“The victim said that Flannery had got in her face, and was yelling at her and had actually head-butted her,” the chief said.

Flannery was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal threatening.

He remained in Waldo County Jail in Belfast on Monday afternoon with bail set at $1,000 cash, according to a jail official.