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Plainville woman accused of kicking dog, hitting its owner

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Lynn C. Mansfield was charged with cruelty to animals among other charges. (Plainville Police Department) Lynn C. Mansfield was charged with cruelty to animals among other charges. (Plainville Police Department)
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A 56-year-old woman is accused of kicking a dog twice and attacked the animal’s owner at an apartment complex in Plainville last month.

The officers were called to a reported assault at the complex at 234 East St. around 6 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The 62-year-old woman told police that Lynn C. Mansfield, who lives at the same apartment complex, knocked at her back door.  The resident said she “did not recognize and was not familiar with” Mansfield.

During the exchange, the resident’s Chihuahua got loose and ran outside of the unit. That’s when the woman told police that Mansfield kicked it, however the pet was not seriously injured.

When the resident went outside to retrieve the Chihuahua, she said Mansfield “grabbed the resident’s arm and closed the door on it causing her a great deal of pain.”

After freeing herself, the resident ran back inside. However, police said Mansfield “began to punch the door while yelling expletives.”

When Mansfield left the area, the 62-year-old woman ran to her neighbor’s home.

After police arrived, the 62-year-old woman was taken to a nearby hospital with “a sprained wrist, several hematomas to her arm, and a hematoma to her shoulder.”

Officers located Mansfield a short distance away and when officers approached her, they said she “was incoherent.”

Mansfield saw the K9 in a nearby cruiser and told officers the dog wanted to be “free.” After attempting to open the cruiser door twice, police physically restrained Mansfield.

Police took Mansfield to a nearby hospital for “emergency committal.”

Mansfield was charged with third-degree assault of victim more than 60 years old, third-degree assault, cruelty to animals, interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace.

She is being held on $10,000 bond. Mansfield is expected to be arraigned at Bristol Superior Court on Nov. 23.

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