Charlotte Gorman

DAYTON — A state trooper suffered a hand injury during the arrest of a Windham woman in her mother’s home in Dayton on Thursday.

Maine State Troopers responded to a report of an assault at a Dayton residence around 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, according to a report filed by the Maine State Police.
Troopers arrived on scene and found, Charlotte Gorman, 20, of Windham, who had allegedly assaulted her mother by throwing an antique window down a flight of stairs striking her mother in the leg, according to state police.
Gorman broke also broke out a window on the home and escaped to the roof, where troopers found her and they verbally ordered her back inside, according to state police.
Gorman became combative when troopers placed her under arrest and she kicked them several times, according to police.
One of the troopers suffered a hand injury during the assault, according to police.
Gorman was remanded to the York County Jail where she was charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, assault, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.
Her bail was set at $1,100 and as of late Friday afternoon, Gorman was still being held at the jail.
According to Maine law, a person can be charged with assault on a law enforcement officer if they intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to a police officer or state trooper while the officer is in the performance of his official duties. It is a Class C crime punishable by up to five years incarceration and a $5,000 fine if convicted.
The York County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Maine State Police with the investigation of this incident.
Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected].

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