CLINTON, Maine — A Clinton man was arrested Monday more than 24 hours after he allegedly assaulted a Kennebec County sheriff's deputy when the deputy tried to arrest him on a warrant Sunday.
Deputy Elijah Curtis went to the home of James Simonson, 60, at around 9 a.m. Sunday to arrest Simonson on a warrant from Somerset County for failing to appear in court on a class A drug trafficking charge. Once at the residence, Curtis said he located Simonson as Simonson was attempting to run out the back door.
A struggle ensued in which Simonson was able to escape custody. According to the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office, Curtis suffered injuries.
Simonson escaped and was not located until about 8:30 p.m. on Monday by Kennebec County sheriff's deputy Devin Polizzotti and the Maine State Police.
Simonson was arrested on the warrant out of Somerset County. He was also charged with the following:
- Escape, class B
- Assault on an officer, class C
- Refusing to submit to arrest, class D
- Unlawful possession of methamphetamine, class C
- Violating conditions of release, class E
Simonson was not allowed bail.
The Kennebec County Sheriff's Office did not provide any further details on Deputy Curtis's condition.