Crime

Dog fight leads to real fight, battery charge for Bradenton woman

BRADENTON -- A Bradenton woman was charged with battery on a pregnant person, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Chelse R. Potter, 18, was arrested at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of 4th Ave. E., Bradenton. According to a report, Potter's dog ran into the victim's front yard and began to attack the victim's dog. The victim's husband, who was outside, defended his dog from Potter's dog. Police said Potter became upset when the victim's husband hit her dog and she then began to fight both the victim and her husband.

According to a report, the victim's husband and multiple witnesses yelled to Potter that the victim was pregnant. The victim and witnesses told police that Potter pushed the victim, causing her to fall on the concrete driveway and hit the back of her head. Police said the victim was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for precaution because she was pregnant.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's website, Potter was being held in Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond.

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