BATH, Maine — A Lisbon man with a lengthy rap sheet was arrested Tuesday night after he fought with officers who were attempting to serve him with a protection from abuse order, according to police.
Thomas G. Coffill III, 40, was charged with assault, terrorizing, refusing to submit to arrest and criminal mischief, Bath Police Chief Michael Field said in a news release.
At 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Bath officers were dispatched to 12 Russell St. to assist their Lisbon counterparts in locating Coffill. Bath Officer Jason Aucoin located Coffill at his father’s house and told Coffill that a Lisbon officer was en route to serve him with the protection from abuse paperwork, Field said.
Coffill became upset and went into his father’s house while Aucoin spoke to a family member. While the two were talking, Coffill sneaked out of the house, Field said, and returned to his residence at 12 Russell St.
Several Bath officers and a Lisbon officer returned to the home and attempted to read Coffill the protection order. Coffill became angry and knocked the paperwork out of Aucoin’s hand, Field said, and shoved Bath police Officer Michael Lever before running toward the house.
Officers attempted to arrest Coffill and a struggle ensued, according to the release. Coffill eventually was subdued and taken into custody, but after he was placed in a Bath police cruiser he kicked out the cruiser’s side rear window, the release stated.
Coffill was taken to the Bath Police Station for booking, where he refused to cooperate and made several threatening statements toward officers, earning him a terrorizing charge, the release stated.
Coffill was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset where he remains on $2,500 cash bail.
Coffill has a long history of violent behavior dating back to 1992, according to Field. He has numerous assault, terrorizing, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief convictions on his record.