A Lincolnville man remained in police custody Tuesday morning, April 30, after he allegedly entered the home of a police officer and assaulted the officer's wife while their 12-year-old child called 911.

David Klim, 50, was arrested on aggravated assault and aggravated criminal trespass charges following the Friday night incident, which Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said was reported to police at about 7 p.m. April 26.

Trafton described the event as "bizarre," particularly since the woman and the child were not familiar with Klim prior to the alleged incident. The woman's husband was not at home at the time of the alleged attack.

"A 12-year-old girl called 911 to report that her mom was being assaulted by a strange man they didn't know," Trafton said.

Trafton said police later learned Klim had recently moved from Pennsylvania, where he was on probation for reasons that are unclear to police, to a home down the road from the alleged victim. Trafton said Klim had his probation transferred to Maine when he moved here.

The girl told police she was upstairs in the home when she saw the man — later identified as Klim — walking up the driveway and approaching the front door. The girl called to her mother to lock the door, but, Trafton said, the woman was unable to get to the door fast enough to lock it and Klim "burst into the home."

"He was choking her, hitting her in the head, screaming at her," Trafton said.

The woman had some injuries as a result of the alleged attack, but Trafton said she declined medical treatment.

Klim left the home when he learned the police were en route to the scene, but, Trafton said, a nearby deputy located Klim a short while later and placed him under arrest. Sheriff's deputies also had assistance from the Maine State Police.

When asked why he entered the woman's home, Trafton said, Klim told police he had a prescription for medical marijuana and that he believed he had smoked moldy marijuana prior to the incident.

Trafton said police took Klim to Pen Bay Medical Center in Knox County, and the sheriff's office has since issued warrants for the results of his toxicology tests. Those results were still pending as of Tuesday, April 30.

"We know he was on something, we're just not sure what," said Trafton.

Trafton credited the woman's daughter for taking fast action when she recognized the seriousness of the situation and for calling 911 when she realized her mom was in trouble.

"She did a very good job," said Trafton.

The case remains under investigation.