MPD: Man Said He Accidentally Choked his Girlfriend, Punched New Boyfriend
The following arrests were reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Man Attempts to Stumble Home from Newport to Portsmouth
Two drivers called Middletown Police around 3:22 Saturday morning with reports that a man was walking in the middle of East Main Road. Police said the man, identified as 23 year-old Mark Manning of 108 Malee Ter., Portsmouth, was found stumbling in the middle of the road and was heavily intoxicated. He reportedly told police he was trying to walk home from Newport to Portsmouth.
Manning was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Man Said he Accidentally Choked his Girlfriend, Punched New Boyfriend
Matthew Watts, 21, of Middletown, was arrested on Sunday around 5:00 p.m. after he allegedly repeatedly punched a man in the face and threw a chair at him. Police said he also destroyed a Verizon electrical box. Watts allegedly said he “lost control” when he went to his ex-girlfriend’s house to get some things and her new boyfriend was making fun of him.
The ex-girlfriend told police Watts had choked her during a fight two weeks ago. Watts told police he accidentally choked her while they were fighting and he did not choke her as hard as he could. He reportedly promised he would never do it again.
Police charged Watts with simple assault and willful trespass.