Bangor man arrested on threatening, drug charges

Posted Nov. 23, 2010, at 3:34 p.m.
Bradley Murray.  (Photo courtesy of Bangor Police Dept.)
Bradley Murray. (Photo courtesy of Bangor Police Dept.)

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who pulled a handgun and threatened a Bangor woman who was fighting with his wife was arrested several hours later when police caught up with the couple, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Bradley Murray, 21, of Bangor was charged with felony criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, as well as assault, but an additional felony charge was added once he got to the Penobscot County Jail, Edwards said.

“When he got to jail, they found the pills,” the sergeant said.

Murray, who was carrying 343 pills, mostly OxyContin, and several hundred dollars in cash, was charged with felony aggravated drug trafficking, Edwards said.

The initial fight call was reported to police at 10:18 p.m. Monday by a relative of the Murrays. The 21-year-old female victim told police that she and Amber Murray were fighting over the care of the couple’s child.

“Ms. Murray came to her Patten Street home and started beating her up outside in the middle of the street,” a press release from Edwards said. “As the victim was being assaulted, she stated that Bradley Murray, Amber’s husband who accompanied her to Patten Street, threatened her with a gun, demanding that they stop fighting.”

The Murrays “took off before police arrived and a BOLO [be on the lookout alert] was issued,” Edwards said. “A couple hours later Officer Dan Sanborn noticed them on Ohio Street and turned around,” catching up with them as they entered an apartment at 818 Ohio St.

Sanborn found the handgun used in the earlier assault and arrested Bradley Murray at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday. Amber Murray, 24, was charged with assault but was not arrested.

If Bradley Murray is convicted of the felony drug trafficking charge, he could face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. The maximum penalty for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon is 10 years in prison and a fine of $20,000. He remained in jail on Tuesday afternoon, Edwards said.

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