January 20, 2018
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Clinton woman accused of threatening police after scuffle at Fairfield residence

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Somerset County Jail | BDN
Somerset County Jail | BDN
Mona Carpenter

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A 44-year-old Clinton woman is facing multiple charges after an alleged assault on police attempting to arrest her after a scuffle.

The sequence of events leading to the arrest of Mona Carpenter began around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when Fairfield police were sent to a Main Street residence, according to Chief Tom Gould.

Gould said police arrived to a scuffle occurring inside the residence, and police were able to make entry through a window to separate Carpenter, another woman and a man.

Carpenter refused to calm down and grew more agitated, the chief said, leading police to arrest her for disorderly conduct.

“She got more and more agitated and threatened to kill one of the officers,” Gould said.

As police tried to handcuff Carpenter, she kicked at them, and trashed herself around as police tried to escort her to a cruiser, Gould said.

One officer was even thrown to the ground, but he wasn’t injured, the chief said.

Carpenter was charged with assault on a police officer, criminal threatening, refusing to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct and brought to Somerset County Jail. She has since been released on bail.

No other arrests were made.


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