Wanted teen caught after running from Bangor police

Posted April 25, 2011, at 11:35 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 23, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An 21-year-old Bangor man who was wanted on three outstanding warrants — one from an assault conviction from five years ago — was caught Sunday after he took off running from police, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Donald McMahon was caught by Officer Taylor Bagley around 2 a.m. Sunday after he tripped and fell down during his getaway attempt, the sergeant said.

Bagley originally stopped to check on a group of people who looked like they were going to fight near the corner of State and Birch streets, and when he approached them, McMahon attempted to leave.

He was carrying a 6-inch knife concealed in his pants when arrested by Bagley, according to Edwards. McMahon was charged with refusing to submit to arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, and on the three warrants. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Monday morning.

McMahon’s outstanding warrants are for unpaid fines from Cumberland County from 2006 for an assault conviction, and from 2007 for drug possession and violating his conditions of release, a jail official said. He also has a 2011 warrant from Penobscot County for misuse of identification, the official said.