Beth Mackey, 25, of 88 Hancock Street, Braintree, was arraigned by video from the Rockingham County House of Corrections Thursday on a class A misdemeanor count of violating a protective order. According to an affidavit by Officer Timothy McCain, Mackey came to police attention on June 10 at 8:49 p.m. when a caller reported seeing a man and a woman enter a portable bathroom on a construction site at the old Lafayette School on Monroe Street.
The couple was found in a car matching the witness description near the construction site and identified as Mackey and a man from whom the district court prohibited her from contacting. Prosecutor Karl Durand said the no-contact order was issued May 29 after Mackey assaulted and bloodied the man with a telephone in a city hotel room.
McCain asked Mackey if she knew she was not supposed to be in contact with the man and she replied, “Yes but they had worked it out,” according to the officer’s report. Because police were unable to get a print copy of the restraining order, Mackey was not arrested at the scene, said Durand. “When we were in the port-o-potty, we weren’t doing anything nasty,” Mackey told Judge Sawako Gardner. “I just had surgery and I was holding onto him. No one wants to fall into a port-o-potty.”