HARTLEY—Three people were arrested following the investigation of a domestic disturbance shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in Hartley.
Authorities initially were called to 310 Second St. NW by 23-year-old Joseph Paul Copen, who said 26-year-old Devyn Mae Benack had assaulted him, according to the Hartley Police Department.
Copen was found standing outside. His shirt was torn all the way down the front and he had scratch marks on his neck, chest and stomach, according to the incident report.
He told authorities he tried to grab the phone from Benack and she attacked him.
Upon entering the residence, authorities observed drug paraphernalia, including a clear glass bong sitting on the floor of the living room.
Benack was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault resulting in injury or mental illness and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A no contact order was issued against Benack with Copen.
Copen was found in possession of a grinder that contained marijuana and various water bongs.
He was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Twenty-eight-year-old Chelsea Mae Preston, who also was at the residence, also was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after she also was found in possession of a grinder that contained marijuana and many glass bongs, according to the incident report.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with Devyn Mae Benack's correct. name.