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Hull man arrested after home break-in

A Hull man was hit with more than a dozen charges Monday after authorities said he broke into a Kingsley Road home, attacked one of the residents, and threw a pregnant woman to the ground.

A not-guilty plea was ­entered on behalf of Brian P. Michaels, 44, at his arraignment Tuesday in Hingham District Court, prosecutors said. Charges against him include ­assault and battery, breaking and entering, and firearm violations, State Police said.

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Michaels reportedly told ­police that he had been dating the woman for four months and “just lost it” because he believed the man she was visiting had raped her, according to a Hull police report.

The report also said that ­Michaels told police the woman was pregnant with his child and that he had thrown her to the floor while she tried to break up a fight between him and the man. The woman said she knew Michaels and confirmed that she is pregnant with his child, Hull police said.

Hull police responded to a report of a home invasion at the home around 5 p.m. Monday and saw Michaels running away from the house through the backyard, the report said.

Hull police and state troopers were able to track Michaels because he was wearing a GPS tracking bracelet as a provision of his probation in a previous case, the report said.

While chasing Michaels, a trooper allegedly saw him discard an object inside a doghouse. When he returned to the doghouse, the trooper found a Beretta 9mm semiautomatic handgun, State Police said.

State Police said troopers found Michaels trying to break into another home.

The two who were ­allegedly assaulted told police that ­Michaels had knocked on the door, barged past the woman, then kicked and punched the male resident, and threatened to kill him, the report said.

The male had bruises around his right eye and his lips, and the woman had red marks on her right arm where she said Michaels had grabbed her, the report said.

He was held without bail.

Todd Feathers can be reached at
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