Former Selectman Michael Blanton Resigns from Bourne Democratic Town Committee

BOURNE – Former Bourne Selectman Michael Blanton has resigned from the Bourne Democratic Town Committee.

Blanton’s resignation follows his recent arrest and multiple charges of domestic violence.

The organization’s Vice Chair Amy Kullar says the committee condemns in the strongest way possible any form of domestic abuse and violence.

Blanton served as the committee’s outreach director.

He resigned from the Board of Selectmen earlier this month, a day after he was ordered held as a danger following his arrest on February 26.

Blanton is accused of attacking his girlfriend of three years on two occasions, one on November 4 and the other on February 25.

According to a Bourne police report, the victim was attacked in February during an argument over Blanton’s alleged infidelity. He is accused of strangling her, slamming her head against the ground multiple times, and standing over her with a baseball bat and threatening to kill her.

“If you tell anyone or the police, I’ll kill you,” Blanton allegedly told the victim, according to court documents.

Texts messages made available in the court documents reveal the victim told friends she feared for her life.

“I am scared for my life,” the victim wrote. “If I die tonight or end up missing, Michael did it.”

She was treated at Tobey Hospital the following day for a severe concussion and other injuries.

Blanton was initially arrested and charged for that incident, and has since been charged in connection with an alleged attack in November. He will remain in custody until at least March 27, when he is scheduled for another court appearance.

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