An MBTA Transit Police sergeant was charged with assaulting a woman and then repeatedly violating an emergency restraining order. David Jamie, 29, of Methuen was put on paid administrative leave by the department after he was arrested three times from Sunday to Monday.
The series of events leading to the first arrest began at a party in Salem, N.H. on Sunday, where Jamie allegedly attacked a woman. The Boston Globe reports:
The assault left the woman with injuries to her head, face, throat, and arms, Peddle said, and she was taken to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, where she was treated and released.
Officers located the unoccupied Durango later Saturday night at the Haverhill Bank on Main Street in Salem, where it had apparently struck the building, damaging the canopy overhanging the bank’s drive-through and the cement posts that protect the building’s propane tanks, Peddle said.
Jaime then allegedly ran out of a wooded area next to the bank and right into the side of a police cruiser, and fled on foot, Peddle said. Officers gave chase and soon reached Jaime, who allegedly resisted arrest before he was captured, Peddle said.
He was charged with domestic assault, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, resisting arrest, along with other charges. The victim in the case was also granted an emergency domestic violence protective order, which Jamie promptly violated twice on Monday.
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