Deputy injured during scuffle with Searsport man
Searsport — A Waldo County Sheriff's Office deputy suffered facial injuries while assisting Searsport police during a domestic violence arrest.
Michael Holman, 30, of Searsport, was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence assault, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, assault on a police officer, and aggravated criminal mischief, Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said.
On Feb. 28, Searsport Police Officer Dan Owens responded to a domestic incident on Mt. Ephraim Road. After investigating, Owens attempted to place Holman under arrest, but the man allegedly became combative, the chief said, prompting Waldo County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Shaw to respond as well.
During the arrest, Holman allegedly kicked Shaw in the face twice. The first kick bloodied Shaw's face, LaHaye said, and the second broke the deputy's tooth. Both officers eventually secured Holman in a Searsport cruiser, where Holman began kicking the door and a window.
Holman was first taken to Waldo County General Hospital before he was transferred to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, LaHaye said. Hospital staff also treated Shaw's injuries.
LaHaye said the interior of the department's cruiser, which was coated with blood, needed to be cleaned after the incident. He said it is still unclear how much damage Holman caused to the vehicle.
The victim of the reported domestic assault was not injured.