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    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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