May 27, 2018
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Bangor Police say man charged with assaulting police officer struck another person

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A man arrested two weeks ago for allegedly assaulting a police officer was arrested again Sunday for reportedly punching a complete stranger, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Tuesday.

Zane Schmauderer, 51, of Bangor was arrested on Main Street at around 1 p.m. and charged with assault and violating his bail conditions after the confrontation with a 54-year-old man from Bangor, the sergeant said.

“The male victim called 911 and said a man had first punched him and kicked him for no reason,” Edwards said, saying the victim was kicked in the knee and punched in the shoulder.

Officer Brandon Vafiades quickly found Schmauderer, who was identified by the victim. Schmauderer, who has a history of assaults, was arrested and charged with felony assault on a police officer on the morning of July 30 after he reportedly punched Bangor police Officer Dan Herrick in the face while being arrested for theft.

Schmauderer also was charged with refusal to submit to arrest after the confrontation with Herrick.

Schmauderer was sentenced to a year in prison for assault on a police officer in 2007, according to prior court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News, and he has previous convictions for assault, criminal mischief, violating condition of release, failure to appear in court and three criminal trespass offenses.

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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