Man, 35, arrested for Fayetteville domestic violence incident

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Michael J. Allen. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Michael J. Allen. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Fayetteville man is in custody following a domestic dispute in which he threw a resident of the home to the ground after snatching a phone that was recording an altercation.

Michael J. Allen, 35, was charged with robbery by sudden snatch and simple battery-family violence, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said officers at approximately 8 a.m. on July 12 were dispatched to a residence in reference to a domestic dispute call.

Officers met with a resident of the home who was located at a neighbor’s house, Burdett said.

Burdett said the resident reported getting into a verbal and physical altercation with Allen. The verbal altercation was being recorded on a cell phone when Allen demanded the telephone.

The complainant did not give the Allen the phone, and he subsequently grabbed both of the resident’s wrists and threw the resident to the ground. Once on the ground, Allen grabbed the telephone from the resident’s hand. The victim then ran from the residence to a neighbor’s house to call the police for help, Burdett explained.

Police determined after clearing the house that Allen left the residence without incident. He was arrested later.