Police say an altercation between two juveniles at a residence in Prospect Tuesday night, Sept. 6, led to the arrest of a 39-year-old man who allegedly punched one of the boys while trying to break up the fight.

David Orcutt, 39, of Prospect was arrested Thursday, Sept. 8 on a charge of assault. The arrest followed a police investigation that began with the initial report of a 14-year-old boy who had been assaulted at a residence on Ward Road. The alleged assault was reported around 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 6, according to Waldo County Chief Deputy Bob Keating.

Keating said Deputy Kevin Littlefield responded to the call and when he arrived at the scene, the officer learned that two juvenile males had been fighting at the home and that Orcutt, who is familiar with the youths involved, allegedly intervened. Orcutt had left the residence prior to the officer’s arrival, Keating said.

“It is alleged that David Orcutt held one of the male youths down,” said Keating. “It is also alleged that he punched [the same boy] in the head.”

The boy, who Keating said was 14 years old, lost consciousness and was taken via ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, where the youth was treated and released.

Following a police investigation, Keating said, Orcutt was found Thursday, Sept. 8, while he was with his probation officer in Belfast. Orcutt was arrested without incident and taken to Waldo County Jail.

Orcutt is scheduled to appear at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast Thursday, Oct. 27.