FRYEBURG — What began as officers responding to a report of a suicidal female with a gun led to two arrests when one person pointed an assault rifle at police Thursday night.
Nathan M. Smith, 27, and Danikah M. Wesley-Dyer, 25, both of 109 Oxford St., were arrested there, police said. Smith was charged with reckless conduct and Wesley-Dyer was charged with reckless conduct and refusing to submit to arrest. Both remained in custody Friday.
According to a release from the Fryeburg Police Department, officers Stephen Witham and Richard Murray responded to a call of a woman threatening suicide at an Oxford Street home. When they knocked on the door, Smith opened it and raised a Colt 223 assault rifle at the officer.
The officer ordered him to drop his weapon, the release said. The man stepped back into the house and then came out with his hands up. Police handcuffed him.
As officers were securing Smith, Wesley-Dyer came outside with a Ruger 9 mm pistol. Police ordered her to drop it. She went inside and came back out without the gun.
Police handcuffed her. According to the arrest affidavit by Witham, Wesley-Dyer resisted arrest, yelling and kicking at officers. She was placed in leg shackles, the affidavit said. She began having seizures, and was transported to Bridgton Hospital. Witham wrote that Wesley-Dyer admitted to having ingested a synthetic drug earlier in the night, which hospital staff suspected to be bath salts.
Once the hospital cleared her, she resisted efforts by police to handcuff her again, the affidavit said. She was eventually cuffed and transported to the Oxford County Jail.
Inside the home, both weapons were found, loaded with rounds in the chambers. Smith was brought to the Oxford County Jail.