Intoxicated man gets physical in domestic dispute and is arrested

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Saturday after Bedford Police officers were alerted that a woman was at the station to report more information about a domestic dispute that took place at 7 p.m. in the 60 block of Carver Lane.

Josh Prince

The woman had left the home before police arrived on the domestic dispute call. Police say 39-year-old Josh Prince had been drinking but told police nothing physical had taken place. Prince did go to the hospital to seek medical attention.

The woman told police at the station, she was at the home on Carver Lane with Prince, her daughter, and the children she was babysitting.

The woman told police she was in the kitchen cooking and was holding one of the children. The dogs began fighting because one of the dogs is food aggressive. The dog fight caused the children to start screaming, causing chaos. She asked Prince to handle the dogs and take them outside. When he did that two goats entered the home and that caused the woman and Prince to “get into a screaming match”.

During the argument, Prince ordered her out of the home. While she was gathering the children and their belongings, Prince threw the dining room chairs out the door. One of those chairs hit the back windshield of a vehicle, breaking it out. 

Prince continued to throw other items outside on the porch. He then allegedly spat in her face and pushed her while she was holding the baby.

Prince threatened to kill the animals if she did not remove them from the home.

Once she got the kids in the car, Prince came back outside and as she was leaving he continued to throw things at the vehicle. 

One of the children said Prince pushed her and threw a lighter at her and it hit her in her face.

The woman and the child signed a battery affidavit. 

Police went to the home on Carver Lane and spoke with Prince. 

While speaking with Prince, police found a glass smoking device containing burnt marijuana on a nightstand.

Prince refused to speak to the officers about the events that happened. He was detained on charges of criminal mischief, domestic battery, domestic battery in the presence of a child under the age of 16, battery by bodily waste, and possession of drug paraphernalia.