Newberg woman arrested on charges she beat her boyfriend
A Newberg woman faces felony charges after she was arrested in May for allegedly battering her boyfriend.
Jennie Curry McFarland, 44, was arrested on May 20 after a probable cause affidavit was filed by the arresting officer, Jeromy Pillon of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department.
The arrest came after Pillon responded on May 19 to Providence Newberg Medical Center on a reported assault. Medical staff who tended to the man, identified in court documents as M. Anderson, told Pillon that Anderson had been repeatedly beaten by McFarland over the past several days.
"The victim stated that he is currently in the hospital due to being struck in the head with a frying pan multiple times last night during a disagreement between Ms. McFarland and himself," Pillon wrote in the probable cause affidavit.
The officer further reported that Anderson appeared to have "multiple lacerations all over his head and face, some of which were still bleeding and oozing puss." Anderson also had multiple bruises on his arms, chest, chest, neck and face, Pillon reported, adding that Anderson complained of a high level of pain.
Anderson, Pillon reported, had been beaten by McFarland with a variety of objects over the past week, including a full wine bottle, a weed trimmer and threatened with a kitchen knife.
"He stated that she was holding it in such a way that he believed she was going to stab him with it," the report said. "He stated that he was afraid for his life."
McFarland was charged with multiple counts of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing constituting domestic violence. She was arraigned on May 21 in Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Chapman's court. She remains in the Yamhill County jail on $160,000 bond.
McFarland is represented by McMinnville attorney Abraham Hanson.
McFarland also faces a rash of charges in Yamhill County, including second-degree criminal trespass, discarding refuse within 100 yards of state waters, initiating a false report, failure to appear on a criminal citation, first-degree theft, second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer and probation officer.
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