Lantana police: Woman arrested after roommate dispute erupts

A Lantana woman is facing an aggravated battery charge after a dispute with a roommate last week left a man cut and scratched, town police said.



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Officers said Terri Fahey Arnold put her roommates possessions outside their Mango Street home, hoping he would leave, police said in a probable-cause affidavit made public last week. When he refused and locked himself in his bedroom for the night, she banged on his door until he opened it. Then she scratched his face, neck and arms and cut one of his arms with a metal rod.

Arnold then tried to stop the roommate from re-entering the home after police arrived, the affidavit said. She forcibly pulled her hands out of an officer’s grip as the officer tried to handcuff her.

It took multiple tries to put Arnold in handcuffs, the affidavit said. Police also charged her with resisting arrest as a result of this struggle.

Fahey, whom police had warned after she put the roommate’s possession outside the home, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Wednesday and released later that day after posting $5,000 bail.



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