SOLON — A Solon man was arrested Sunday morning after a two-hour standoff with police, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Luke Pomerleau, 42, surrendered to police and was charged with domestic violence assault and obstructing report of a crime, said Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call just after 9:30 a.m. from Heather Love, 32, of Solon, who reported her boyfriend, Pomerleau, was threatening to harm himself with a firearm.

The couple were at Love’s home on French Hill Road, Mitchell said, adding he thought Pomerleau lived there, too.

During the telephone call, Pomerleau attempted to take the phone from Love, prompting the later charge of obstruction.

After deputies arrived at the residence, Love was able to leave to leave the home with her 1-year-old daughter. Love and the child, who were not injured, were taken away from the residence.


Given the report that Pomerleau might have been armed, deputies approached the situation as a standoff, which included closing the road for about an hour.

Deputies were able to speak with Pomerleau, and at about 11:45 a.m., he surrendered, was taken into custody and was taken to the Somerset County Jail in Madison.

Mitchell said it was not clear if Pomerleau had access to a firearm, but deputies did not seize any guns at the house.

The Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service, Solon Fire Department and Anson-Madison-Starks Ambulance service also responded to the scene.

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