Man allegedly head butts woman while transporting child

By Tanya Mitchell | Oct 01, 2012
Source: Waldo County Jail Christopher Lawrence

Northport — A Belfast man who allegedly head butted a woman while she was driving after picking up a child Friday night, Sept. 28, was arrested on charges of terrorizing and assault.

Christopher Lawrence, 30, of Belfast was arrested on those charges and was detained on a probation hold following a series of alleged events that occurred Friday at about 8 p.m.

Lt. Jason Trundy with the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said police received a complaint from the alleged victim, who stated Lawrence had assaulted her. Trundy said the woman called police from a neighbor's home after she left the Prescott Hill Road residence, where some of the altercation was alleged to have occurred.

"She got away from the house and went to a neighbor's house, where she flagged them down," said Trundy.

Trundy said Sgt. James Greeley and Deputy Arthur Smith responded to the complaint.

"They met with the victim, who had signs of multiple injuries to her face," said Trundy. "... It appears [the victim] was head butted, choked, punched and thrown to the ground."

Trundy said the officers called an ambulance for the woman, who was transported to Waldo County General Hospital. The woman has since been released from the hospital, Trundy said. The child was not hurt.

Trundy said Lawrence allegedly broke the woman's phone at one point and threatened her life.

Lawrence reportedly told police they were on their way to pick up a child when the two began arguing about another of Lawrence's female acquaintances.

The fight reportedly escalated as Lawrence and the alleged victim were en route back to the residence in Northport.

"They were driving down the road when he head butted her," said Trundy. "She said he had to take the wheel from her because it caused her to be disoriented for a minute or two."

Trundy said the couple continued arguing at the residence, at which time Trundy said Lawrence choked and punched the alleged victim.

According to documentation from the Waldo County Jail, Lawrence was being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset as of Monday morning, Oct. 1.

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