Winthrop police arrested a man last week on a charge of domestic violence assault and two charges of assault after the man allegedly pulled his girlfriend’s hair during an argument, then knocked her mother down and spit in the face of an arresting police officer.

Police arrested the man, 21-year-old Alexander Brochu, at a home on Turkey Lane after receiving a call from the woman’s mother, said Officer Paul Ferland, who was one of three officers to respond. They made the arrest after receiving the call at 2:51 a.m. on Feb. 15.

Brochu — whose place of residence was not immediately available — had an arraignment scheduled at the Capital Judicial Center on Friday. His bail was set at $2,000 cash.

Ferland didn’t know if Brochu was brought to Kennebec County jail or released on bail after his arrest, but said that Brochu did stop by the Winthrop police station later to retrieve his possessions.

Police arrested Brochu after responding to a complaint that he allegedly pulled his girlfriend’s hair during an argument and pushed her mother to the ground, Ferland said.

While they were arresting Brochu at the Turkey Lane home, he also allegedly spat on Ferland’s face, which led to the second assault charge.

“I was the officer he spit on,” Ferland said. “Twice.”

Ferland said Brochu later apologized to him when he stopped by the station.

No one was injured during the alleged assaults.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker

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