Man accused of hitting woman held without bailJuly 02,2013Domestic suspect held without bail
BENNINGTON ó An East Road man was ordered held without bail after being accused of punching a woman and knocking her out during an argument on Sunday.
Robert G. Bourn, 45, of Bennington, pleaded innocent in Bennington criminal court on Monday to a felony count of first-degree aggravated domestic assault and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault.
In an affidavit, Officer Robert Murawski, of the Bennington Police Department, said police were called to an East Road home on Sunday around 9:45 p.m.
Murawski said he spoke with a woman who said she had argued with Bourn on Sunday. She accused Bourn of hitting her in the face three times.
The woman said she threw a lamp and a television remote at Bourn to get him to leave the room but said neither hit him. She also said she bit Bourn after he grabbed her by the chin and forced her against the wall.
Following the bite, Bourn hit her with his fist and knocked her unconscious, she told police. She said she woke up while he was dragging her by the hair into another room.
Police said Bourn denied hitting the woman but declined to give police a statement. According to the affidavit, Bournís blood alcohol content after his arrest was 0.170 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving in Vermont.MORE IN This Just InA Bennington man incarcerated in the Rutland jail is accused of attacking another inmate as he... Full Story
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