A Marlborough police officer was reportedly kicked in the chin by an unruly prisoner with an eight page record as police attempted to move him into a cell Tuesday morning.
"During the booking process, Letendre grabbed a hold of the chair in the booking room, refusing to let go to be placed into a cell breaking the back of the chair in the process," wrote Marlborough Police Officer Christopher Bradley in his report. "He also kicked Sgt. Hassapes in the chin area while he attempted to place him in Cell 1."
Michael L. Letendre, 48, of 125 Second Road was arrested Tuesday shortly after midnight on Second Road when he allegedly broke into an ex-girlfriend's house to get his things while he was drunk, according to court records.
Letendre, who has an eight page record according to court documents, reportedly entered his ex's house through the garage while she and two of her sons were in the home with the doors locked. He allegedly appeared behind her in the kitchen and when she attempted to call the police he bent her thumb back, only stopped when he was tackled into a couch by one of her sons, according to court records. He took the phone away from her a second time, according to the police report, but one of her sons was able to call 911 and police responded to the scene for a domestic disturbance.
When police arrived on the scene, they placed Letendre under arrest. He was charged with assault and battery, breaking and entering into a building at nighttime for a felony, impeding an investigation through witness intimidation, vandalizing property and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Letendre reportedly kicked Sgt. Hassapes in the chin while wearing a work boot.
Letendre was released on $1,000 cash bail and ordered to have no contact with the victim.