Following the arrest of Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood on Friday, July 5, her boyfriend Andrew Glennon has filed for full custody of their 1-year-old son James.
According to a report from TMZ Glennon has asked for an emergency hearing to get sole custody of their son after Amber was arrested for domestic battery. Andrew claimed that he and Amber got into a verbal disagreement and that is when she became physical while he was holding their son. Andrew added that Amber hit him on his neck with her shoe which caused visible marks which police took photos of.
Amber allegedly admitted to hitting Andrew, but said it was only lightly on his shoulder and she only did it because he was recording her.
In addition Andrew told officers that this was not the first time Amber had hit him, and he claimed that she had threatened to physically harm him numerous times.
TMZ also reported that Amber was hit with three felony charges: domestic battery, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and domestic battery in the presence of a child.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the news of Amber’s arrest shortly after 3 a.m. in a statement. “Just after 3:00 a.m., on 7.5.2019, officers were called to [address] reference a disturbance. Officers spoke to the male victim who stated his live-in-girlfriend and he were having a disagreement,” read the statement. “During which time the female, later identified as Amber Portwood assaulted him, while he was holding their one-year-old child. Officers spoke to Amber Portwood at the scene. She was subsequently arrested for her alleged actions in this incident.”
Amber’s ex Gary Shirley with whom she shares 10-year-old daughter Leah, spoke out about the arrest in a now deleted tweet. “My prayers are with @AmberLPortwood, Andrew, & most importantly baby James,” he wrote.“[I don’t know] any of the particulars, however I’m thinking of them. And for all the questions and concerns Leah was/is currently camping with her best friend.”