13-year-old charged with domestic violence for 4th time


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GIRARD — A 13-year-old boy was charged with domestic violence for the fourth time this year after an incident Tuesday at about 11:15 p.m., according to a police report.

Police responded to a call on East Second Street for a possible domestic violence incident and were advised the boy might have a homemade flamethrower, the report said.

When police arrived, a 31-year-old woman said the boy tried to smother her with a pillow, doused her with a spray cleaner then fashioned a homemade flamethrower out of an body deodorant spray can.

The report said police found the boy hiding in a bedroom.

The woman told police she believed the boy was just trying to scare her.

The boy was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center.

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