BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing several felony charges after he allegedly fought police officers’ attempts to arrest him Saturday morning.
Trevor Lyons, 25, has been charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and escape, each of which are Class C felonies, as well as refusal to submit to arrest and driving without a license, Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard said Wednesday.
Millard said arrest reports indicated that Lyons was wanted on an active warrant at the time of his arrest.
The series of events that led to Lyons’ arrest began about 9 a.m. near the intersection of Ohio and Kossuth streets, where Lyons was involved in a minor motor vehicle collision. City police officers determined that he was wanted on a warrant, Millard said. They also learned Lyons did not hold a valid driver’s license.
As Officers Paul Colley and Joe Page were getting ready to arrest him, Lyons asked if he could finish his cigarette and the officers agreed, Millard said.
The arrest reports indicated that the officers began to believe that Lyons might try to make a run for it because he kept glancing behind himself as he flicked his ashes. When they moved to arrest him, Lyons reportedly tried to bolt but quickly was caught and brought down to the ground, Millard said.
Lyons, however, continued to struggle, involving the officers in a physical altercation in which both of them were assaulted, according to police reports. After efforts to subdue Lyons with pepper spray failed, Page used a Taser on him. Lyons was taken to Penobscot County Jail shortly afterward.