'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood’s Ex Gary Shirley Had His Own Recent Court Issues

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By Ryan Naumann on July 11, 2019 at 10:46 AM EDT


“Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood’s ex Gary Shirley had his own recent court issues relating to driving violations.

According to court records, Shirley was pulled over back on May 5 while driving in Indiana. The former reality star was cited for speeding in excess of 55 mph and for an improper window tint violation.

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He was scheduled to appear in court this week, but Shirley reached a deal with the State of Indiana and paid a fine of $252. The case was officially closed.

His issues pales in comparison to Portwood's after Prosecutors for the State of Indiana charged her with three felonies relating to domestic battery against her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon.

According to court records, Portwood was charged with domestic battery, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon and domestic Battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old. The domestic battery charge also notes that Portwood has a prior conviction.

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All three charges are filed as Level 6 felonies, which carry sentences of six months – 2.5 years per charge.

The records also indicate that a no contact order has been filed, which can be typical for domestic abuse cases.

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As we reported, Portwood's baby daddy went to court and started the process to get custody of their child, 1-year-old James. Glennon filed a petition for paternity, and also for an emergency hearing regarding custody of their child.

29-year-old Portwood began dating Glennon in 2017 after the two met on the set of "Marriage Boot Camp."

Portwood already has a 9-year-old daughter, Leah, with former BF, Gary Shirley.

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After Portwood's arrest, Shirley sent a message of support.

He wrote, "My prayers are with @AmberLPortwood, Andrew, & most importantly baby James, idk any of the particulars, however I’m thinking of them. And for all the questions and concerns Leah was/is currently camping with her best friend."

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According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by The Blast, Andrew Glennon (the father of Portwood's 1-year-old son) told police the couple got into an argument over trying to see fireworks on the Fourth of July.

He claims he dropped Portwood off at home and drove around with the baby for a little bit to give Portwood time to "cool off." When he returned home, Glennon told police that Portwood "grabbed a shoe off the shoe rack and hit him with it. Mr. Glennon stated he was holding [the baby] and he turned to the side to avoid [the baby] getting hit with the shoe."

Glennon claims he left the house again with the baby and drove around for three hours before returning with "a gift" and some food.

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But when he returned, Glennon claims he went upstairs and Portwood "was coming at him like she was going to hit him." He told police that Portwood "then threatened to kill herself" and that she "went to her drawer and took a handful of Klonopin and tossed it back like it was nothing."

She later threw up the pills, he claims.

He then claims that Portwood "picked up a machete towards him and [the baby]. Mr. Glennon stated he locked himself and [the baby] into the office ... Mr. Glennon stated she hit the door with the machete and kicked the door and broke the handle. Mr. Glennon stated that is when he called for help."

Glennon later told police that Portwood had the machete for protection because, as a felon, she is not allowed to possess a firearm.

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