A Solon woman was arrested Saturday night for allegedly attacking two police officers after they charged her with hitting her boyfriend.

Maria-Lynn Elaine Lieberman, 22, of Solon, is charged with domestic violence assault, refusing to submit to arrest and two counts of assaulting an officer.

Police were called to Tracey’s Variety in Bingham at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday for a report of a possible domestic disturbance in the store, said Trooper Scott Duff of the Maine State Police.

“We determined that Maria needed to be placed under arrest for a domestic dispute that occurred in the store,” Duff said.

He said he had talked with Lieberman and police thought she was going to be cooperative, until she was handcuffs and pub inside a police truck. He said she unbuckled her seat belt and got out of the truck, then allegedly kicked Somerset County sheriff Deputy Eugene Cole, several times.

She allegedly also used her knees to hit Duff and spit in his face.

Duff said police believe alcohol was a factor in the assaults.

There were no serious injuries to either Lieberman’s boyfriend or to the officers, he said. The boyfriend, whose name was not released, and officers were eventually able to convince Lieberman to calm down and she was taken to the Somerset County Jail.

“It seemed like everything was going to go fine initially,” Duff said. “She and I had talked fine. I explained to her that I had to put her under arrest and she admitted to the assault, so I didn’t think it was a big surprise that she was going to get arrested.”

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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