Brunswick woman charged after allegedly striking boyfriend, breaking phone when children call for help

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff
Posted April 03, 2013, at 10:31 a.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 31-year-old Brunswick woman was arrested Monday morning after police say she struck her boyfriend in the presence of her children, then pulled the phone lines out of the wall when they called for help.

Brunswick police responded at 8:23 a.m. Monday to the home of Harmony Pottle after receiving a 911 call from one of her children, Brunswick Police Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said Wednesday.

One of Pottle’s children told police that “their mother and father are hitting each other,” Hagan said.

Officers said Pottle’s 29-year-old boyfriend, of Brunswick, said Pottle punched him in front of the children, then pulled the phone lines out of the wall when they called police.

Police arrived to find “a dispute” in progress, Hagan said, and the boyfriend with minor injuries. He was not treated for those injuries.

Pottle, 31, was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault and obstructing report of a crime. She was released from the Brunswick police station on $1,000 unsecured bail with a May 7 court date.

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