Bristol man arrested on assault, domestic violence charges

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm

    A Bristol man was arrested Sept. 20 by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on a slew of charges, including assault and violating the conditions of his release.

    Frank Genthner Jr., 48, of Bristol, was arrested and charged with Class C domestic violence assault, Class C assault, Class C violation of conditions of release and Class D criminal mischief.

    The charges stem from a Sept. 11 incident in which it's alleged that Genthner was involved in a fight near the Pemaquid Villas trailer park in Bristol.

    Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Beck received the call at 11:46 p.m. and went to the Villas. When he arrive he interviewed a witness who claimed that Genthner was fighting with two women inside the house. The witness also claimed to have seen Genthner jumping on top of one of the women's cars.

    The woman who owned the car claimed that Genthner and the other woman arrived at her house and began fighting. The two women reportedly left Genthner behind and tried to drive away. At that point, Genthner is alleged to have jumped onto the hood of the car, leaving behind scratches as he then allegedly kicked in the woman's license plate.

    Genthner reportedly pulled the driver of out her car by the arm and threw her to the ground, causing injury. Genthner then allegedly went to the passenger’s side of the car and pulled the other woman out of the car.

    Beck talked with the passenger, who reportedly smelled of alcohol and slurred her speech. She reportedly said that Genthner had been drinking, and she wasn't sure if he had injured her; in his report, Beck claimed to see red marks and bruises on her limbs.

    When he ran the name, Beck found that Genthner was out on bail for previous domestic assault charges, and as part of his agreement, was not allowed to have contact with one of the two women involved.

    The Class C charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Class D crimes, which are misdemeanors, carry a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail.