NORRIDGEWOCK — After a domestic dispute resulted in an assault, stabbing and arrest, police confirmed Saturday that an arrest has been made and an investigation has been launched.

Lindsay Richard, 40, of Norridgewock, was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly stabbing her former partner in the head at his home, Somerset County Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell confirmed.

The Morning Sentinel is not naming the former partner because its policy is not to identify alleged victims of crimes without their consent.

The altercation began when Richard went to her former partner’s residence, seeking to take custody of their 3-year-old daughter, whom they both share custody of. Richard was out on bail at the time after having previously assaulted her partner, and was “prohibited from going to his residence or having any contact with him to begin with,” Mitchell said in an email.

Richard’s former partner refused to give the 3-year-old to her mother, which resulted in a heated verbal argument. Shortly after, Mitchell said, Richard grabbed a knife and stabbed her former partner in the head.

“Lindsay then picked up a serrated knife on the counter and struck (her former partner) in the head with it, causing a laceration type injury,” Mitchell said. “Lindsay also fled the scene, taking her daughter with her, and went to another residence in Norridgewock.”

Richard was located with her daughter shortly after, Mitchell said, at which point she was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic violence assault and violating conditions of release. Her former partner was subsequently hospitalized, though Mitchell could not specify where he was taken.

Richard was being held at the Somerset County Jail as of 11 a.m. Saturday with bail set at $1,000. Additional charges may be forthcoming, Mitchell said, after the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office reviews the case.

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