A Clinton woman was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a Fairfield police officer and threatening to kill other officers during a loud scuffle with a man and another woman.

Mona M. Carpenter, 44, of Battle Ridge Road, was arrested around 1:30 a.m. after police responded to a report of a disturbance at 202 Main St., Fairfield, according to Police Chief Thomas Gould.

When Sgt. Matthew Bard and Officer William Beaulieu arrived, they could hear a woman screaming for help, Gould said.

“They made entry into the home and found two females and a male actively fighting and screaming with each other,” the chief said.

Gould said Carpenter refused to quiet down and eventually started threatening to kill the officers. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal threatening.

“She refused to submit to the arrest and was kicking at the officers as they tried to handcuff her,” Gould said. “While the officers were walking her down the stairs to the patrol cars, she slammed into Officer William Beaulieu, knocking him to the ground.”

No one was injured in the fracas. The other two people involved in the disturbance were not charged.

Carpenter was taken to the Somerset County Jail in East Madison, where she was released on bail. She is charged with disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, refusing to submit to arrest and assault on a police officer.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367[email protected]Twitter: @Doug_Harlow

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