“Teen Mom” Amber Portwood Out of Jail: Report
This Dec. 27, 2010 photo released by the Madison County Sheriffs Department shows Amber Portwood, Prosecutors in central Indiana have filed felony domestic battery and child neglect charges against the star of the MTV reality show "Teen Mom." (AP Photo/Madison County Sheriffs Department) Amber: Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson has confirmed that Amber L Portwood has been booked into the Madison County Detention Center. Portwood was processed at approximately 4:21pm Mondat, her charges are as follows: Domestic Battery a Class D Felony, Ct-2 Domestic Battery a Class D Felony, Ct-3 Domestic Battery a Class A Misdemeanor and Ct-4 Neglect of a Dependent a Class D Felony. Bond $5,000.00. According to Sheriff Richardson Portwood's Bond has already been posted, but she will remain incarcerated in a holding area until she is eligible for release in twenty four hours.
Updated at 8:13 PM EST on Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010
MTV reality star Amber Portwood is reportedly out of jail, a day after her arrest in Anderson, Indiana on domestic violence charges.
The 20-year-old “Teen Mom” star was released Tuesday afternoon after being held for 24 hours, a Madison County jailhouse source told People.com.
Portwood’s lawyer told the mag the court automatically entered a not guilty plea for her.
Prosecutors have charged Portwood with three felonies, which include two counts of domestic battery, and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery stemming from three incidents over the course of a year.
Some of the alleged attacks on Gary Shirley, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, Leah, were caught on tape and aired on MTV.
Portwood's lawyer, Robert Schembs, told People late Tuesday his client is not allowed contact with Shirley but he believed Portwood would be reunited with her daughter.
If convicted of all charges, Portwood faces up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine, E! News reported.
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