A Frankfort man was arrested on several charges following a series of events Sunday afternoon, April 21, during which a Searsport officer suffered a shoulder injury.

Victor Amaro, 31, shows a Frankfort address, but Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said he has also been known to reside at the Mt. Ephraim Road residence at which Sunday's incidents occurred. Amaro was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest or detention after police responded to a report of a domestic dispute just before 2 p.m.

LaHaye said Searsport Officer Dennis Remillard and Waldo County Sheriff's Deputy Darrin Moody responded to the call, and upon arriving at the residence they found Amaro and a female had been arguing and determined that Amaro had assaulted the woman.

LaHaye said three small children were present at the home at the time of the argument, but that none of them was hurt and he did not believe any of the children witnessed the alleged assault. The woman did not require medical attention.

LaHaye said in addition to assaulting the woman, Amaro had thrown an alcohol bottle through a window of the residence, breaking the window.

When the two officers attempted to detain Amaro, LaHaye said, Amaro put up a brief fight.

"Both of the officers were on the ground struggling with him," said LaHaye. "But they finally got him loaded into the cruiser and they transported him to Waldo County Jail."

LaHaye said one of the officers used a Taser to subdue Amaro during the melee, and that Remillard suffered a shoulder injury during the struggle. Remillard went to the emergency room at Waldo County General Hospital, where he was treated and released the same day.

Tuesday morning, April 23, LaHaye said Remillard had been out of work since the incident and while the officer was due back to work this week, his activities would likely be restricted until his shoulder improves.

The incident remains under investigation.