‘Teen Mom’ Star Amber Portwood Faces Domestic Violence Charges: Report

By Tiffany Meier

Amber Portwood, reality TV personality known for starring in “Teen Mom,” is facing domestic violence charges, according to multiple reports.

On Friday, July 5, police were called to an incident in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Just after 3:00 a.m., on July 5, officers were called to [address] reference a disturbance. Officers spoke to the male victim who stated his live-in-girlfriend and he were having a disagreement. During which time the female, later identified as Amber Portwood assaulted him, while he was holding their one-year-old child,” a spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement obtained by People magazine.

“Officers spoke to Amber Portwood at the scene. She was subsequently arrested for her alleged actions in this incident,” the spokesperson continued.

While police have not released the name of the alleged victim, Portwood has been dating Andrew Glennon, with whom she shares a son named James. The two welcomed the boy last May.

“The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a charging decision. The case will also be turned over to the Indiana Department of Child Services as standard procedure on any case where a child was present during an incident,” the spokesperson added.

However, the spokesperson didn’t clarify whether or not Portwood had an attorney present, if she entered a plea deal, or if she is still being held, according to multiple reports.

Her next court date is scheduled for July 8, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Portwood starred in “Teen Mom 2” in 2011, and “Marriage Boot Camp” in 2017, according to IMDb.

History of Domestic Violence

Portwood previously served 17 months in jail in 2010 for a domestic violence incident. At the time, Portwood was seen during an episode of “Teen Mom” attacking her former fiancé, Gary Shirley, in front of their 1-year-old child, according to CNN.

“According to police documents, on August 14, 2009, Portwood shoved Shirley against a wall, slapped him on the face and choked him,” Indiana police spokesperson Mitch Carroll said at the time. “The incident was witnessed by the couple’s 1-year-old child who sat in a child seat on a nearby bed.”

Another incident, captured on camera, showed Portwood “slapping Shirley five times, punching him three times and kicking him at least once,” he said.

In December 2010, Portwood was officially charged, according to IndyStar.

Portwood pleaded guilty to felony charges of domestic battery and received a two year suspended jail sentence as well as two years of probation, according to online court records obtained by IndyStar.

Amber Portwood attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards
Amber Portwood attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif., on Aug. 27, 2017. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)