A Hull man is facing more than a dozen charges today after he allegedly broke into a Kingsley Road home, attacked one of the residents, and threw a pregnant woman to the ground.
A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of Brian P. Michaels, 44, at his arraignment today in Hingham District Court, prosecutors said. Michaels was charged with multiple assault and battery, breaking and entering, and gun charges, State Police said.
After his arrest, Michaels told police that he had been dating the woman in the home for four months and “just lost it” because he believed the man she was visiting had raped her, according to a police report.
Michaels also told police that the woman was pregnant with his child and that he had thrown her to the floor while she tried to break up a fight between him and the man, the report said.
Hull police responded to a report of a home invasion at the Kingsley Road home around 5 p.m. Monday and saw Michaels running away from the house through the backyard, the report said.
Hull police and state troopers were able to track Michaels after he allegedly fled because he was wearing a GPS tracking bracelet as a provision of his probation on a previous conviction, according to the report.
While chasing Michaels, a trooper allegedly saw him discard an object inside a nearby doghouse. When he returned to the doghouse later, the trooper found a Beretta 9mm semi-automatic handgun, State Police said.
Several minutes after Michaels fled the house, State Police allegedly found him trying to break into the basement of a different Kingsley Road home and arrested him.
The two victims of the alleged assault told police that Michaels had knocked on the door of the house, barged past the pregnant woman when she opened the door, kicked and punched the male resident, and threatened to kill him, the police report said.
The male had bruises around his right eye and his lips when police spoke to him and the pregnant woman had red marks on her right arm where she said Michaels had grabbed her, the report said.
Michaels was allegedly distraught after his arrest and admitted his guilt to police multiple times after being read his Miranda rights, the report said.
He was held without bail after his arraignment.Todd Feathers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.