December 17, 2017
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Franklin County deputies net pair of domestic violence arrests, including one involving shotgun

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

AVON, Maine — Franklin County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday made two arrests involving domestic disputes, including one involving a shotgun, according to Sheriff Scott Nichols.

Nichols said in a statement that when deputies arrived at a Duck Scout Road home in Avon, they learned Diane Bouley, 47, of Massachusetts had been arguing with her boyfriend to the point where Bouley allegedly picked up a shotgun and pointed it at the man.

The sheriff said the man retreated out of the residence and to his pickup to call 911, but Bouley allegedly followed him and started beating on the vehicle with the weapon, according to Nichols. No shots were fired.

Bouley surrendered the weapon and was charged with reckless conduct and domestic violence terrorizing, the latter of which is a Class C felony.

Also Sunday, deputies arrested 53-year-old James Irish of Carthage after an alleged fight with a female family member at a Carthage Road residence, Nichols said.

That fight escalated to the point where Irish pushed the woman against a wall several times, but the victim managed to escape from the house and called police from a residence in another town, Nichols said.

Irish was booked on a charge of domestic violence assault.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.


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