Bourne Selectman Held Without Bail as Dangerous

Michael Blanton faces additional charges...

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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on