ROCHESTER — On June 14, a Warsaw Times-Union reporter and the Fulton Economic Development Corporation executive director were arrested after a domestic dispute between the two turned physical.
Amanda M. Bridgman, 32, 110 Owl Drive, Rochester; and William Terry Lee, 54, 329 W. Ninth St., Rochester; are being charged with domestic battery in the presence of a child, a level 6 felony.
According to police reports, dispatch received a 911 text at 7:51 p.m. June 14. Lee advised that there was a domestic dispute at his residence but refused to give further information. Dispatch then received a call from Lee, who advised the dispute was now physical.
While responding to the call, units were advised to “expedite” because Lee was allegedly holding Bridgman down. According to reports, both Bridgman and Lee were arrested that evening and booked into the Fulton County Jail. A child who was present during the altercation was transported to other adult figures.
The affidavit of probable cause for these charges has not been filed yet.
Lee is employed as the executive director of FEDCO. According to Lee’s bio on FEDCO’s website, he also is appointed to both the Rochester Redevelopment Commission and the Fulton County Redevelopment Commission.
Bridgeman has been employed by the Warsaw Times Union since May. In today’s Times Union, her name still appears as one of several associate editors employed by the company. She bonded out of jail on Sunday, June 16. According to criminal records, Bridgman was also convicted in Fulton County of battery on a person less than 14 years old, a level 6 felony, that occurred in 2017.