A Falmouth District Court Judge has ordered Bourne Selectman Michael Blanton held without bail on domestic violence charges. He was originally arrested last week for allegedly attacking a woman and threatening her with a baseball bat.
Today's proceeding included new charges from an attack the same victim alleges from November, when she alleges Mr. Blaton choked her and threw her into a bathtub.
At today's dangerousness hearing, Judge Lisa Edmonds ordered Blanton held until a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 27th. Blanton can be held up to 120 days before trial if a judge holds he is a danger to himself or to the community.
Blanton is being represented by noted defense attorney Drew Segadelli. He remains a member of the Bourne Board of Selectmen at this time. Blanton's term expires in May. He had been expected to run for re-election.
Michael Blanton is an independent real estate broker. He is the outreach coordinator for the Bourne Democratic Town Committee.