A woman who allegedly told police and several neighbors that a male was planning to assault her and her young son was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 24.

Tiffany Whitney, 22, of Belfast was arrested following an incident that reportedly took place at a residence on Chickadee Circle just after 2 a.m.

Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said police became involved when a neighbor called to report a disturbance.

When officers arrived at the residence, Cunningham said Whitney claimed that a male who was also at the residence was “going to hit her, was going to hit her son, and she wanted the officers to save her son.”

The officers interviewed the male who Whitney had accused of being the aggressor in the incident, Cunningham said, and he told police that Whitney had consumed too much tequila and that she “started freaking out.”

The male showed police where he had sustained several scratches on his shoulders, neck and torso as a result of Whitney’s alleged actions, Cunningham said, but the man did not require medical attention.

Whitney, said Cunningham, had no marks on her body to indicate that she was either punched or choked.

“The only thing she had was a scrape on her knee where she said she fell down,” said Cunningham.

Cunningham said the male also told police that Whitney had approached some of their neighbors prior to police arriving at the scene.

“She was trying to get somebody to let her in, and all they were trying to do was get her to go home,” Cunningham said.

Police also spoke with Whitney, but Cunningham said it was difficult to obtain information from the woman.

“Her story kept changing,” said Cunningham.

Whitney was arrested and taken to Waldo County General Hospital for an evaluation, Cunningham said, and was later taken to the Waldo County Jail.

Whitney is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, Aug. 16.