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Man Accused Of Beating Two People, Dog During Portsmouth, N.H., Home Invasion

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Terrence Hartley, 47, allegedly broke into a Portsmouth home, assaulted two people and beat a dog on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (Credit: Portsmouth Police Department)

Terrence Hartley, 47, allegedly broke into a Portsmouth home, assaulted two people and beat a dog on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (Credit: Portsmouth Police Department)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS) — A Maine man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly broke through the back door of a Portsmouth home early Sunday morning, assaulted two people and beat dog with a club or pipe, the police said in a prepared statement.

At about 1:30 a.m., Portsmouth Police officers were dispatched to a reported home invasion in the Maple Haven neighborhood of the city. The officers discovered a man and woman who live in the home had been injured and they were taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where they were treated and released Sunday.

Terrence Hartley, 47, with a last known address of Tardiff Road in Clinton, Maine, was arrested at the scene. He faces charges including one felony count of burglary, five felony counts of first-degree assault, one felony count of possession of a controlled drug (cocaine), and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals, the police said.

Hartley was held on $125,000 cash bail and faces arraignment in Portsmouth Circuit Court on Monday.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Portsmouth Police Detective Adam Kozlowski at (603) 610-7538.

Information can also be provide through Seacoast Crime Stoppers by leaving an anonymous tip at (603) 431-1199 or at seacoastcrimestoppers.org. People can also text tips to CRIMES (274637) with the letters “TIPSCS.” Tips leading to an arrest or indictment can lead to a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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