Belgrade Police Arrest Woman After Assault With Frying Pan
The following is based on a report by the Belgrade Police Department.
On Saturday, February 2, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Belgrade Police Officer was dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance at 90 7th Street, in residence #9.
The reporting party, who will be referred to as GS, called 911 to report that his girlfriend, Amanda Lauren Lewis was hitting him with a lamp.
As the officer approached the residence, he reported hearing yelling, as well as banging, from inside the apartment. When the officer announced his presence and entered the residence, Lewis screamed "arrest me, [expletive] arrest me."
Due to her aggressive behavior, the officer placed Lewis in handcuffs. The officer advised Lewis of her rights and attempted to interview her to get her side of the story.
Lewis stated that she and GS were out and when they got home he placed his hands on her so she threw "Purex," a liquid laundry detergent, all over him. When the officer asked Lewis how he put his hands on her, she could not explain what she meant by that statement.
GS said that Lewis had been in Bozeman drinking that night. Apparently, after returning to the residence at approximately 2:00 a.m., Lewis reportedly became upset about a text message that GS had received from a friend. GS stated that he and Lewis began to argue when she struck him in the head.
GS claimed that he went to the bedroom to get away from Lewis and that she followed him and continued to hit him, stating that she also picked up a lamp off of the nightstand and struck him with that as well.
GS told officers that he kept retreating from Lewis and ended up in the living room. He said that Lewis continued to assault him, and then she picked up a frying pan in the kitchen.
GS stated that Lewis struck him several times in the head with the pan.
GS claimed that he tried to stay away from Lewis and he didn't touched her, even in defense.
According to the police report, GS' face was red and swollen, there was a gash on the bridge of his nose that was bleeding, and the right side of his lip was also swollen. The officer on scene believed that his injuries were consistent with being hit in the head with a frying pan.
The officer observed a frying pan on the floor of the living room. GS advised officers that the frying pan on the floor was the same one that Lewis had struck him with.
The report states that the frying pan was bent, as was the lamp stem.
Lewis was cited for assault with a weapon for hitting GS multiple times with the frying pan. Lewis was transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center.