Glenburn teen accused of assaulting sheriff’s deputy outside sorority dance

Posted Jan. 17, 2012, at 11:33 p.m.

HERMON, Maine — A Glenburn teenager was arrested on multiple charges after he reportedly injured a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy during a scuffle Sunday night in the parking lot outside Morgan Hill Event Center, where a formal dance hosted by a high school girls sorority was under way.

Bangor High School student Tyler Omlor, 18, has been charged with assault on a police officer — a Class C felony — as well as disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor by consumption and possession of a usable amount of marijuana, Sgt. Micheal Burgess of Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Peter Garland suffered a leg injury while trying to get Omlor out of a rented limousine in which he and likely others had been consuming alcohol, Burgess said. Garland was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for X-rays and treatment, Burgess said.

Burgess said that police were called to Morgan Hill to look into a report of disorderly conduct in the parking lot. Two sheriff’s deputies and two state police troopers went to the center, he said.

When officers arrived, they noted that it appeared some of the teenagers who had been in the vehicle had consumed alcohol. Police ordered everyone out of the limousine, Burgess said. Omlor reportedly refused, requiring Garland to have to go in to get him.

The student appeared to be intoxicated at the time, Burgess said.

Burgess said the dance at Morgan Hill was hosted by the Sub Debs, a club or sororitylike organization composed of Bangor High School girls but not affiliated with the high school.

Superintendent Betsy Webb could not be reached for comment late Tuesday afternoon.

Burgess said the incident remains under investigation. Among the questions police are working to answer is how the teens obtained the alcohol.

Some of the students suspected of drinking outside the formal are believed to be part of the group of more than two dozen students charged with illegal possession of alcohol during a party last month at Lincoln camp. Several were student-athletes who were suspended from their sports or activities for two weeks.

Omlor was fined $100 in November of last year for driving without a license, according to court listings published in the Bangor Daily News. He is out on bail.

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