WATERVILLE — A man arrested by police and charged with domestic violence assault after he reportedly grabbed and pushed and struck his ex-girlfriend will head to court next month, according to Waterville police Chief Joseph Massey.

Robert Hall, 37, of 23 Oak St., Apt. 2, agreed to turn himself in to police after the incident, which occurred before 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Massey said.

At that time, a woman called police to report that her daughter, who lives at 23 Cool St., had called to say her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her, Massey said. Police went to the Cool Street address and there was no one there. They called the woman back, and she said her daughter was at 23 Oak St., not Cool Street, he said.

“When officers responded to 23 Oak St., they met with the complainant who said her ex-boyfriend came over to the house and wanted to see a minor child he is the father to,” he said.

An argument broke out when Hall tried to take the child with him, and he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Massey said.

“Eventually he grabbed and pushed and assaulted her,” he said.

When police arrived at the scene, Hall was not there, but officers had observed a car leaving the home and the victim’s description of Hall’s vehicle matched their description, according to Massey.

Later Thursday, police were able to reach Hall by phone and he agreed to turn himself in and did so at the police station on Colby Street. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault. He made bail and is scheduled to appear in Waterville District Court on Jan. 16, Massey said.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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