ROCKLAND — A Searsport woman was arrested New Year’s Eve, accused of cutting a man during an argument in Union.

Clara E. Malmstrom, 47, was arrested Dec. 31, charged with Class B aggravated assault, and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

An affidavit filed in court by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, states that the male victim contacted police. The victim told officers that Malmstrom had been drinking, and they had an argument. She grabbed a knife and the victim ended up with cuts to his hand. He declined medical attention.

When asked for additional information on what happened, the victim said “let the DA figure it out.”

Malmstrom also is accused of throwing a cooler through a window, and stabbing a kitchen drawer, according to the affidavit. She ran off naked down to a river where she was found by police, taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, and then the Knox County Jail.

Malmstrom made her initial appearance Monday afternoon, Jan. 3 in the Knox County Court where Judge Sarah Gilbert set bail at $1,000 cash as requested by Assistant District Attorney Kathryn King. King had noted that Malmstrom has a lengthy criminal record that includes a prior felony assault, an assault on an officer and three failures to appear in court for hearings.

Defense attorney for the day Lynn Madison had requested minimal cash bail, noting her only income was disability pay and that she was a lifelong resident of the area.

The other Knox County person being held in jail pending the initial court appearance on Jan. 3 was Justin Luszczki, 38, on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine and theft. There had been a warrant for his arrest since a theft from Hannaford in Rockland in October. When he was arrested early Jan. 3, he possessed meth, according to the court complaint.

The charge is a felony because of a prior drug conviction in 2016.

Judge Gilbert set bail at $500 cash. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Fernald had asked for bail to be set at $1,000 cash, citing Luszczki’s prior convictions and eight failures to appear.