Man Tasered by Orono police

Posted Dec. 10, 2010, at 10:42 p.m.

As patrons left the Bear Brew Pub early Friday morning, Orono police could see one man trying to rush another man out the door and stopped them to see whether there was a problem, Capt. Josh Ewing said.

A bouncer came out to say that Rolando Warren, 22, of Broxton, Ga., who was intoxicated, had assaulted a bartender. The bar did not want to press charges; they just wanted him to leave.

Warren reportedly was swearing and belligerent and was warned to leave or be arrested. He and his friend Adam Mitchell, 21, of Old Town got into a car, but the driver said she would not drive them anywhere because Warren was swearing and punching her seat.

Warren was warned again to calm down, but he refused. As police officers attempted to arrest him, Mitchell stepped in, and both struggled with officers. “They [used a Taser on] him in the back and handcuffed him,” Ewing said of Mitchell.

Mitchell was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and possession of drug paraphernalia for a pipe allegedly found in his pocket. Warren was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest. Both were taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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