MILFORD, Mass. – A Milford woman allegedly assaulted her daughter Saturday night after the daughter tried to stop the woman from smoking cigarettes, according to the Milford Police Department.
Martha McCullough, 46, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery after pulling her daughter’s hair on Feb. 23, police said.
At 9:04 p.m., police officers responded to 9 Pheasant Circle for a report of a domestic incident between a mother and her daughter. Upon arrival, the inside door jam of the house was damaged and ripped from the door, according to police.
Police said an officer asked McCullough what happened, and she said, “Nothing.” Then the officer talked to the daughter, who reportedly said her mother had been drinking and that she smokes too much. The daughter added that McCullough had already smoked a pack of cigarettes that day, according to police.
Police said the daughter stood in front of the door so her mother would not go out and smoke anymore. Then McCullough got frustrated and pulled on her daughter’s hair to remove her from in front of the door, according to police.
The officer then spoke again with McCullough, who admitted to arguing, but said she didn’t think she'd pulled her daughter’s hair, police said. McCullough admitted to breaking the door to get back into the apartment, according to police.
McCullough’s husband then told police she has a drinking problem, and that it was getting worse, police said. This was not the first time McCullough had laid hands on his daughter, he said, and he did not want it to continue, according to police. He wanted her to be arrested, police said.
McCullough was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for booking.