Bangor transient shows up for court drunk, in violation of bail conditions, police say

Posted March 14, 2012, at 5:55 p.m.
Last modified March 15, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.
Perry Thornley
Penobscot County Jail
Perry Thornley

BANGOR, Maine — An area transient who arrived intoxicated for court on Tuesday was arrested for violating his bail conditions, which bar him from drinking, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Perry Thornley, 47, arrived at the Penobscot Judicial Center at about noon Tuesday. Police were called a half-hour later to deal with him.

“They located him passed out on the second floor on one of the benches,” Edwards said. “The judge refused to see his case.”

Since October 2009, Thornley has had four convictions for disorderly conduct, four criminal trespassing convictions, four convictions for violating his conditions of release, a conviction for theft by unauthorized taking and one for refusing to submit to arrest or detention, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest. He entered a guilty plea and was sentenced Wednesday to seven days in jail for the bail violation, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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