UNITY, Maine — A local woman was arrested twice in the past week in connection with a reported domestic violence assault on her girlfriend.
Tammy Mitchell, 28, of Unity was first arrested on Friday, May 17, when police responded to a report of a fight at a residence there. According to Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the fight was between two women and was sparked by one’s belief the other had been cheating.
“The other girl said Mitchell grabbed her by the hair, pushed her to the ground and punched her in the face,” Trundy said Wednesday. “She said she was going to kill her.”
The woman had injuries consistent with that story, Trundy said. Mitchell was charged with domestic violence assault, terrorizing, and violation of conditions of release from a prior charge. She was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked and was later released on bail.
Mitchell was arrested again two days later, however, when a neighbor called police to complain about a noisy fight at the same residence. Officers responding to the scene Sunday found Mitchell there with the alleged victim. Under her bail conditions, Mitchell was not allowed to have any contact with the woman, Trundy said.
Police charged her with violating conditions of release again and took her back to the Belfast jail.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.