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March 4, 2013

Police: Dispute turns violent in Salem

SALEM — A domestic dispute on Traders Way translated into a long line of serious charges after a Peabody man allegedly took his anger out on a police officer.

Dana K. Turgeon, 41, of 573 Lowell St., Peabody, was arrested at 7:43 p.m. on charges including attempted murder, assault and battery, kidnapping, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and drunken driving.

Police were alerted to the situation when Turgeon’s girlfriend began pounding on the car window, looking for help. Police say Turgeon was choking the woman, but when an officer attempted to intervene and break it up, Turgeon turned on the policeman, according to the report of the incident.

More officers arrived, as well as a police dog. Mace is listed in the report as one of the devices used to restore order.

Police said they initially noticed Turgeon due to his “erratic driving.”

Responding were Patrolmen Ryan Davis, Gilbert Priddy, Brian Benson and Sean Andrus.

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