Dexter man arrested after allegedly slapping girlfriend, breaking her phone

Posted April 17, 2012, at 6:34 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A local man was arrested on a domestic assault charge over the weekend for breaking his girlfriend’s phone and slapping her in the face, according to police.

Daniel Watson, 22, of Dexter was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with domestic assault, a Class D crime, Dexter police Sgt. Kevin Wintle said Tuesday.

Wintle said Watson’s girlfriend alleges that Watson grabbed her cellphone and threw it across the floor at a Liberty Street apartment, breaking the screen.

She told police that when she went to pick up the phone, he slapped her in the face, grabbed her and threw her across the floor before she was able to get away to call 911 at 2:40 p.m. Sunday.

Watson was arrested by Officer Todd Lyford at a School Street apartment and was bailed out of the Dexter Police Department on the same day.