Teen Mom Jailed for Felony Domestic Abuse

Amber Portwood could get 3 years in stir

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2010 1:41 AM CST

(Newser) – A star of the Teen Mom reality series is in an Indiana jail today after being busted for felony domestic abuse. Amber Portwood, 20, was videotaped in scenes for the MTV program viciously smacking and kicking the father of her toddler daughter, boyfriend Gary Shirley, as the little girl watched, reports TMZ. Portwood has been charged with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent, and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery for 3 separate incidents. Portwood could be sentenced up to 3 years in prison and fined as much as $10,000 if convicted. Click to see a clip of one fight.

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