OAKLAND — A Clinton man was arrested Saturday night and charged with attacking a man with a knife during an altercation in Oakland.

Timothy J. Williams, 24, of Battle Ridge Road, was arrested at a home on Ten Lots Road and charged with aggravated assault.

Police went to the home at 11:43 p.m. in response to a report that a person had been cut with a knife, said Oakland Capt. Rick Stubbert.

The man who was cut was roughly the same age as Williams and owned the residence on Ten Lots Road, according to Stubbert. The two had been hanging out together that evening, and a few other people were at the residence when the altercation took place, he said.

At some point, a dispute led to the confrontation where Williams allegedly attacked the other man with an open blade knife, Stubbert said, but he wasn’t sure what touched it off. Police are still investigating if alcohol was involved in the incident, he said.

The man who was cut suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, Stubbert said.

Police also took two long guns, a handgun and ammunition owned by Williams from the house, although none of the weapons were used in the alleged assault and police have “no reason to believe” Williams planned to use them, Stubbert said.

Williams was released on $300 cash bail and was not taken to the Kennebec County jail, he said.

Aggravated assault is a class B felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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