HYANNIS – Sunday morning – 12/9/2018 – at about 7:00 am, Barnstable Police responded to an address on Winter Street for a female with a possible broken jaw, according to a police report.
Upon arrival, officers met with a woman crying and holding the lower right side of her face. She reportedly told officers she had slipped and struck her face the door frame of her apartment. When asked if there was anyone else inside the home she told officers she lived alone. Officers wanted to dig deeper and got the victim’s consent to check the residence further.
Moments later, officers encountered a male inside the apartment’s bathroom.
A patrolman then went out to speak with the victim in the back of the ambulance. The patrolman reassured the woman that she was not in trouble and asked if she had been assaulted. According to the report, the victim told the officer that her boyfriend did, in fact, assault her.
The patrolman returned to inside the residence and met with the boyfriend who did not properly understand English, according to the report. The patrolman, fluent in Portuguese, reportedly advised the man of his Miranda Rights in Portuguese.
The boyfriend admitted the apartment was in both his and his girlfriend’s name, but he was only there to retrieve some of his things because he was in the process of moving to Tennessee. The boyfriend reportedly told officers about some type of argument which resulted in him slapping the victim with an “open hand” across the cheek. The report also mentioned the boyfriend was “cooperative and apologetic.”
The boyfriend, identified as Allyson Madruga, age 24, of Hyannis, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery On a Family/Household Member.
The victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital, where the investigating officer met with her. According to the report, she told the officer she had been struck with a “closed fist.” She reportedly also told officers that she initially stated there was no one else in the house because she didn’t want to get her boyfriend in trouble.
Madruga was released after yesterday’s arraignment after posting $1000 cash bail. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for January 14, 2019.
* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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