Gillette Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance yesterday at 10:19 a.m. in the 400 block of Richards Avenue after an anonymous party reported that a 31-year-old male was being abusive towards a 24-year-old female.
According to GPD Lieutenant Brent Wasson, when officers arrived the male said nothing physical had occurred, and that he was only upset about the woman’s dog urinating on the floor. The 24-year-old female told officers she needed to get out of the house but refused to answer any questions.
Wasson said that the officers noticed that the male had a small red mark near his left eye and nose and that the female had a small cut over her left eyebrow. When the officers expressed concern for the welfare of the two, both remained uncooperative, according to Wasson.
About 20 minutes later, GPD was called back to the residence for a second report of disturbance.
This time, the 31-year-old male reported that nothing had happened, Wasson said, and he did not know why the woman was upset.
The 24-year-old female ultimately disclosed that he allegedly slapped and punched her in the face, broke her glasses, punched her in the back of the head, and also pinned her down on a bed several times restricting her movement, according to Wasson. Some of the alleged behavior had also occurred prior to the second disturbance call.
The female was observed by EMS. The male was arrested on two counts of domestic violence battery and one count of false imprisonment.