Maine Woman Charged With Felony Assault After Allegedly Pushing Police Officer By The Shoulder
A Maine woman is facing multiple charges, including felony assault on an officer, following an incident that occurred on Saturday.
The Kennebec Journal is reporting that a 38-year-old Farmington woman was arrested by police on Saturday afternoon at a local restaurant. Sayward Sweetser, who was previously trespassed from the local eatery, reportedly showed up there on Saturday and refused to leave.
This forced restaurant staff to contact the local police department about the issue. They requested that the woman be removed from the restaurant, but they did not initially want her charged with a crime.
When police arrived on the scene they say that Sweetser became uncooperative in the parking lot in the back of the restaurant. That's when Sweetser allegedly pushed Farmington Police Officer, Ariana Bacon in the shoulder, causing her shoulder to get hurt.
Sweetser was then taken into police custody and charged with felony charge of assault on an officer and a misdemeanor charge of refusing to submit to arrest or detention — physical force. She was able to post a $300 bail from the Somerset County Detention Center.
The Kennebec Journal went on to explain in part,
A conviction on an assault on an officer charge carries a maximum five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. A conviction on the resisting arrest charge is punishable by up to 354 days in prison and a maximum $2,000 fine.
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