THORNDIKE — A man allegedly assaulted police en route to the Waldo County Correctional Center after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.

Andrew Smith, 37, of Thorndike, was arrested Sept. 15 after his girlfriend told police he punched, strangled and threatened her, according to a Waldo County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The woman told police that Smith, whom she lives with, was “highly agitated” on Sept. 14 when she arrived home. He allegedly punched her, strangled her until she lost consciousness, dragged her by the hair and threatened to kill her. He also allegedly took away her phone when she tried to call police.

According to the news release, police “documented numerous injuries consistent with her description of abuse.”

When police went to Smith’s residence, he did not cooperate with the responding officers, Sgt. James Greeley and Deputy Andrew Mulligan, the news release said. While they were taking him to the Correctional Center, Smith unbuckled himself from the backseat and allegedly reached through the partition and assaulted Mulligan, threatening to kill him, which resulted in further charges.

Smith was charged with the following:

• domestic assault, a class B felony because he allegedly strangled the victim;

• domestic violence terrorizing, a class C felony due to prior convictions;

• obstructing the report of a crime, a class D misdemeanor;

• assault, a class C felony;

• terrorizing, a class C felony.

Smith is being held at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

Madeline St. Amour – 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour

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