WATERVILLE — A city woman is in jail after she was arrested twice within six hours overnight Tuesday, charged with assaulting her boyfriend in their apartment on Quarry Road, and then violating conditions of release.

Christine Lynch, 42, was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday, and then again at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday on a charge of violating a condition of release after she allegedly telephoned him after being told to have no contact with the man she allegedly assaulted.

Lynch called police at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday with a domestic dispute complaint. When police arrived at the scene, they found Lynch allegedly had slapped and grabbed her boyfriend and broken property, Deputy Chief Bill Bonney said Wednesday morning. Police were told the dispute had started 24 hours earlier about keys, he said.

According to police, Lynch was uncooperative and verbally abusive to the officers, who determined that she was the primary aggressor.

Lynch was charged with domestic violence assault, a class D misdemeanor, because she did not have any domestic violence convictions, Bonney said. The charge is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and up to 364 days in jail.

Lynch made $500 unsecured bail, meaning she paid the $60 bail commissioner’s fee and will be charged $500 if she fails to appear in court. Her release was conditional upon having no interaction with her boyfriend.

After her release from jail, police took Lynch to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Center for Health as a precaution because they were concerned about her mental state, Bonney said.

Police learned around 10:40 p.m. that Lynch allegedly had used a telephone at the hospital to call her boyfriend multiple times and allegedly had left harassing voicemails on his phone, including telling him she was upset that he had called the police, although she had made the initial call to police, Bonney said.

Upon her discharge from the hospital at 12:55 a.m., Lynch was arrested on a charge of violating a condition of release, a class E misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.

Lynch was taken to the Kennebec County jail. A judge is expected to set new bail and conditions for her either Wednesday or Thursday, Bonney said.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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