OAKLAND — An Oakland man was arrested Tuesday night on charges that he assaulted two police officers who responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Belgrade Road.

John Whitney, 30, was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault, assault on an officer and violating conditions of release.

According to Oakland police Capt. Rick Stubbert, officers were sent to a residence on Belgrade Road shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday in response to a report of domestic violence involving Whitney. When they arrived, officers found out that Whitney had fled on foot toward Main Street, Stubbert said. Officers went to find Whitney but about an hour later returned to the house and found him there.

Informed he was under arrest, Whitney resisted and had to be restrained by two officers, Stubbert said. During the scuffle, Whitney allegedly kicked one officer in the face and injured another’s finger, spraining or breaking it, Stubbert said. Officers eventually subdued Whitney with pepper spray and took him to the Kennebec County jail in Augusta.

At the time of his arrest, Whitney was free on bail in connection with a previous domestic violence charge, Stubbert said.

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