HANOVER — An Auburn man was arrested Tuesday morning on charges that he assaulted a woman and held her and two young children with a knife overnight in a camper at Stony Brook Campground, according to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office.

Yvon Soucy, 51, of Auburn was charged with domestic violence aggravated assault with a weapon, domestic violence criminal threatening with a weapon, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, obstructing report of a crime, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal restraint, Sheriff Christopher Wainwright said in a statement.

Deputies responded to the campground Tuesday after the woman and a 6-year-old child had escaped from the camper about 7:15 a.m. and reported the incident to an unrelated third person, who notified the Sheriff’s Office, Wainwright said.

Deputies learned that on Monday Soucy exhibited concerning behavior and reportedly made suicidal statements to the woman. About 10 p.m., they got into a physical altercation and she suffered minor injuries. She reported that Soucy refused to let them leave the camper and was armed with a knife throughout the night, according to the statement.

Deputies located Soucy in a pickup truck attempting to leave the campground with the 8-year-old child. He eventually surrendered and was arrested about 9:36 a.m., Wainwright said.

The 8-year-old child was safely recovered from the truck.

The woman was transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, treated and released. Both children were evaluated by rescue personnel and released.

Soucy was transported to the hospital, evaluated and taken to the Oxford County Jail in Paris.

This case is still under investigation, the sheriff said.

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