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Town Official Held Without Bail on Domestic Violence Charge



    Bourne Selectman Arrested, Charged With Assault and Battery

    Micheal Blanton, 49, of Bourne was arrested and charged Tuesday with assault and battery on a household/family member, according to NBC10 Boston sources.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018)

    A member of a Massachusetts town's governing board charged with attacking his girlfriend and threatening her with a baseball bat has been held without bail.

    The Cape Cod Times reports that Bourne Selectman Michael Blanton is accused of attacking the woman on Nov. 4 and Feb. 25. On Monday, he was arraigned on the newer charges and ordered held as a danger.

    Blanton's attorney questioned whether his client should be considered a danger given that the woman continued living with him after the first alleged attack.

    Blanton is a first-term selectman who is up for re-election on May 15.

    Selectman Judith MacLeod-Froman says the board will address Blanton's position soon.

    Blanton will remain in custody until at least March 27, when he is scheduled for another court appearance.

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