Man arrested after punching hole in wall during argument with girlfriend in Waterville

Posted Oct. 31, 2012, at 1:31 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A confrontation between a boyfriend and girlfriend that prompted the man to punch a hole in the wall ended with the man under arrest, police said.

Jeremiah Laplante, 30, of China was taken into custody just after 3 a.m. Wednesday and charged with domestic violence criminal mischief, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

Laplante was visiting his girlfriend at a Central Avenue residence when an argument between the pair escalated, Rumsey said.

That’s when Laplante became more upset and took out his anger on a wall in one of the rooms in the house, Rumsey said. He was promptly arrested.

Laplante was booked into the Waterville police station and later released on bail.