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Amber Portwood, former star of "Teen Mom", threatened her boyfriend and son with a machete



Amber Portwood, who starred in MTV's "Teen Mom", threw a machete at his boyfriend while he was holding their one-year-old son, according to court records filed Wednesday.

Portwood, 29, was charged with recklessness and two battery charge charges following the incident that occurred shortly after 2 pm on Friday, in an Indiana home.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Portwood is angry and blamed his boyfriend for preventing the couple from attending a July 4th fireworks show, as the roads were closed. .

The man dropped Portwood home and drove for a while. When the boyfriend returned home, Portwood hit him on the shoulder with a sandal while he was holding his one year old son.

IndyStar from the USA TODAY network does not name this man because he is an alleged victim of spousal abuse.

The man left with their son and drove for several hours to give Portwood time to calm down. When he returned, Portwood was still enraged.

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She chased him and ordered him to drop their son. He refused. Portwood threatened to kill herself, then swallowed a handful of Klonopin's anti-anxiety pills, which she quickly regurgitated.

"(Portwood's boyfriend) said that Ms. Portwood had taken a machete for her and their son," wrote detective Linda White of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in the court's document.

The man locked himself in an office while Portwood swung the machete and kicked the door, breaking the handle.

"I need help," said the man in an SMS addressed to Geist Patrol around 2:14 on July 5th. "My life and that of my son are in danger."

After cutting the door, Portwood collapsed and cried. She was at the top of the stairs, crying and talking to herself as the man was leaving quickly with the child and was waiting for the police outside.

Portwood denied taking the pills and using the machete. She admitted to having hit the man with the shoe while he was holding the boy, "but said that" it was in the shoulder and that I barely got it. hit ".

Portwood appeared in Marion's Superior Court for a first hearing on Wednesday. She is scheduled to appear at another hearing on July 26.

Portwood appeared on reality shows "Teen Mom" ​​and "16 & Pregnant".

She was charged in November 2010 with domestic violence and other crimes after the show "Teen Mom" ​​broadcasting a video of Portwood attacking her former fiancé in August 2009. The couple's child then one year old was present at the time of the incident.

The court records show that Portwood pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic battery and spent nearly two years in the correctional department.

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