Amber Portwood is now facing up to three years in jail and up to $10K in fines after her violent actions toward her daughter’s father, Gary Shirley, earlier this year.
The 20-year-old Teen Mom star was officially charged Thursday (November 18) with two counts of felony and one misdemeanor for domestic violence and battery, reports Hollywood Life. The two incidents – occurring August 14, 2009 and July 18, 2010 – took place in the presence of their 2-year-old daughter Leah, and are therefore considered felonies under Indiana law. The misdemeanor, which occurred June 14, 2010, took place away from Leah. Official documents state that Amber’s actions against Gary, 24, included choking, slapping, punching and kicking in the couple’s home.
Recently it was reported that the court had subpoenaed MTV for all Teen Mom raw footage, however, one of the two felony charges is for an incident which never aired on the show.
According to Detective Mitch Carroll, a warrant for Amber will most likely be issues through the Madison Country Prosecutor’s Office. According to the press release, “the affidavit has been submitted to the prosecutor for formal charges. If convicted, Portwood faces up to three years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.”
Last week, Amber opened up about life away from her daughter as baby Leah remains in the care of Gary:
“I feel like everything is spinning out of control,” she told Us. “And I’m trying to put the pieces back together. I have to get myself better so when I get my baby back, she sees her mom as happy as can be.”