Two Belgrade people were arrested after an altercation involving a dangerous weapon was reported Wednesday night on Warren Hill Road.

Heather Berube, 42, of Belgrade, was charged with domestic violence assault; while Jonathan Ayer, 20, of Belgrade, was charged with assault.

Police responded to a complaint around 9:40 p.m., but by the time they arrived at the property, the suspects were no longer there, Lt. Chris Read, of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, said Thursday in a news release.

Later, police officers arrested Berube and Ayer in Mercer, where they allegedly were found with a 9 mm pistol, Read said. They were arrested by members of the Maine State Police and Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

The bail for each person was set at $750 cash, with conditions that they not have contact with the person identified as the victim, not return to the residence, and not possess a firearm, according to Read. Both suspects were taken to the Kennebec County jail in Augusta.

Police did not release additional details about the incident.

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