Since Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood was arrested for domestic battery on July 5, details have slowly started to emerge about exactly what went down. Given the news that the star’s boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, had filed for emergency custody of their son, the circumstances seemed dire — and now they may be worse than any expected. Because according to reports, Amber, 29, allegedly wielded a machete during the altercation, using it to hack a door which Andrew was hiding behind. Check out the gallery below to get the full information on Amber’s scary attack.
According to the Affidavit for Probable Cause obtained by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, Amber wielded a shoe and a machete against her boyfriend as well as threatening suicide, but it all started with a 4th of July fireworks show. The couple started fighting after they went to see the lights display, only to discover the roads were blocked.
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“Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood made him feel like he ‘dropped the ball’ on plans to see fireworks because the roads were blocked,” read the documents. “Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood then bashed his character.”
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Andrew took the couple’s son, James, with him as he drove around for a while so that his girlfriend would have a chance to “cool off.” But when he returned, the fighting began again.
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“Mr. Glennon stated when he got inside the home, Ms. Portwood grabbed a shoe off the shoe rack and hit him with it,” read the court documents. “Mr. Glennon stated he was holding [the baby] and he turned to the side to avoid [the baby] getting hit with the shoe.”
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Once again, Andrew returned to the car with James, and this time they were gone for about three hours. When he came home again, however, “he went upstairs and Ms. Portwood was coming at him like she was going to hit him.”
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“Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood told him to put [the baby] down. Mr. Glennon stated [the baby] was crying and upset and he was not going to put him down,” the court docs continue.
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That’s when the affidavit alleges that Amber may have tried to hurt herself. “Mr. Glennon became visibly upset and stated Ms. Portwood then threatened to kill herself … Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood went to her drawer and took a handful of Klonopin.”
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Andrew claimed that Amber threw the pills up after she ingested them, but that the altercation continued to turn violent as Amber wielded another weapon — this time, a machete.
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“Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood picked up a machete … Mr. Glennon stated he locked himself and [the baby] into the office,” says the affidavit. “Mr. Glennon stated she hit the door with the machete and kicked the door and broke the handle.”
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That was the moment when Andrew contacted the police and the authorities became involved. According to Radar Online, Amber was charged with two felonies because of the incident, including criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon.
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Out on Bail
Though the star was released from jail on Saturday, July 6, just one day after her arrest, the legal battle is ongoing. In addition to the two felony charges, as well as one misdemeanor charge, Andrew also has a no-contact order against Amber.
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The reality star’s boyfriend filed a motion for the order on Tuesday, July 9, and on Wednesday, July 10, it was granted by a judge, meaning that the Teen Mom celeb can’t reach out to her boyfriend face to face or through technology.
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That may also affect her relationship with her son. On July 9, Andrew also filed for emergency sole custody of James. It’s not clear yet whether Amber would be allowed visitations if he wins.
Amber’s arrest record also includes domestic violence incidences in which she attacked ex Gary Shirley with whom she shares daughter Leah. “If I were to change anything [about our relationship] … I would have walked away a lot sooner,” Gary exclusively told In Touch in 2017.
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Fans suspect Andrew may now be ready to walk away, too. In addition to filing for sole custody, he also wasn’t the one to post Amber’s bail. Whatever happens, we hope that he and James continue to stay safe.