A Litchfield man is facing charges after allegedly attacking his partner when the woman threatened to leave the home they shared on Wentzell Road.

Gerald J. Crowley Jr., 32, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of a crime.

Crowley was being held Monday afternoon at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

The alleged victim, a 30-year-old woman who lived in Crowley’s mobile home, said Crowley had assaulted her several times at the home earlier that day, Staff Sgt. Frank Hatch of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office wrote in an affidavit. The woman said she and Crowley “were splitting up and she was packing her property at the residence when he assaulted her,” Hatch wrote.

The woman said Crowley “went into some sort of rage,” Hatch wrote. Crowley allegedly threw a glass and a plate across the kitchen before grabbing the woman by the hair.

“She stated that he pulled her around by the hair and grabbed her by the throat,” Hatch wrote.

The woman told Hatch she had difficulty breathing.

The woman said she got away and tried to call for help, but Crowley took her phone, Hatch wrote.

“She stated that Crowley grabbed her by the hair again and pinned her to the floor,” he continued. “She stated that when he was doing this he had his legs across her chest and neck.”

The woman said she again had trouble breathing, Hatch said.

The woman scrambled away from Crowley after hitting him in the groin, Hatch said. She asked Crowley if she could leave, Hatch wrote, at which point he “stormed out” and left the home.

The woman, unable to find her cellphone, left and sped to the first open business she could find, which happened to be the Cumberland Farms on Route 126 in Sabattus, where the woman called police.

Hatch, who returned with the woman to the mobile home to collect her belongings, wrote that he found a torn piece of clothing the woman had apparently been wearing. Hatch wrote that the woman had a swollen finger and had red marks on her upper chest.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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