A six-year-old girl reported a domestic assault

A six-year-old girl ran to her neighbor’s house in Granby and reported a domestic assault this week.  Owen Ainsworth, 21, of Granby, pleaded not guilty in Essex Superior Court on Thursday to misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and unlawful mischief. Ainsworth was released on conditions by Judge Justin P. Jiron. According to court documents, the juvenile said a 40-year-old woman was being attacked by Ainsworth. The alleged victim stated that Ainsworth was on the phone with his girlfriend and tried burning his girlfriend’s belongings,” wrote Tpr. Garces. “He threatened to burn the alleged victim’s house down. She stated that Ainsworth picked her up and swung at her, and also mentioned that Ainsworth drank alcohol. State police said they then approached Ainsworth, standing in the driveway. Police said Ainsworth also admitted he smashed (the alleged victim’s) phone but denied hitting her. A police record check showed that Ainsworth also had an active arrest warrant, driving with a suspended license stemming from a drunken driving case. Ainsworth faces a possible sentence of up to two years in prison and $5,500 in fines.