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New Port Richey woman accused of punching teen

A New Port Richey woman was arrested Saturday and charged with child abuse after fighting a teen, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

About 4 a.m. Saturday, the teen, a 17-year-old female, was arguing with her mother’s boyfriend inside a home in the 4100 block of Las Vegas Drive in New Port Richey.

During the argument, Brittany Nicole Martell, 23, who also lives at the same address, tackled the teen, forcing her onto a bed, according to an arrest report.

While the teen was on the bed, Martell began punching the teen and pulling her hair, according to deputies.

Martell was released from the Land O’ Lakes Jail on Sunday after positing a $100 bond.

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