‘Teen Mom OG’: Amber Portwood Reportedly Had a Machete, Threatened Suicide Before Arrest

Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood was involved in an incident with her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, on July 5 that resulted in her arrest. Portwood was taken in for domestic battery, according to Marion Superior Court, as reported by Radar Online

New details have emerged since Portwood’s arrest. Apparently, the reality TV star wielded a machete during her argument with Glennon, which took place because Portwood felt Glennon “dropped the ball” on the couple’s plans to go watch 4th of July fireworks with their 14-month-old son, James.   

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New details on Amber Portwood’s recent arrest

“[Amber] struck the machete at and into a door, while Andrew Glennon was standing directly on the other side of the door, that created a substantial risk of bodily injury to Andrew Glennon,” the court documents state.

Glennon left the house with the baby after Portwood hit her boyfriend with a shoe.   

“Mr. Glennon stated when he got inside the home, Ms. Portwood grabbed a shoe off the shoe rack and hit him with it. Mr. Glennon stated he was holding [the baby] and he turned to the side to avoid [the baby] getting hit with the shoe,” the affidavit obtained by The Ashley read. “Mr. Glennon stated he then left [the house] again with [the baby].”

When Glennon returned home with James, Portwood “threatened to kill herself,” according to the affidavit.

“Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood went to her drawer and took a handful of Klonopin and tossed it back like it was nothing,” the affidavit alleged, per The Ashley.

After Portwood was taken into custody on Friday she was released the following day on a cash bond of $2,000. According to Radar, the reality star has been charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor. 

Amber Portwood’s boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, is reportedly seeking full custody of their son

A source told Us Weekly that Glennon is seeking full custody of James after the incident. 

“Andrew is doing it as a protective measure to ensure whatever happens with upcoming court rulings, their son will have the best outcome regardless,” said the source. 

The source went on to say that the incident does not mark the end of their relationship, though. 

“Amber and Andrew still really care about each other and this is not the end of their relationship.”

Previously, Portwood has pleaded guilty to two felony domestic battery counts after an incident involving her ex-fiancé, Gary Shirley, who is the father of Portwood’s 10-year-old daughter Leah. When she violated her probation, Portwood served 17 months in jail. 

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.

If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor at the free Crisis Text Line.

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