Female Bangor transient bites teen, attempts to bite officer, police say

Posted April 23, 2012, at 12:22 p.m.
Last modified April 23, 2012, at 5:51 p.m.
Cheyenne Souppa
Bangor Police Department
Cheyenne Souppa

BANGOR, Maine — A female transient who bit a teenager, drawing blood, during a fight downtown on Friday and later attempted to bite a Bangor police officer in the leg is facing six charges, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Cheyenne Souppa, 21, was involved in a group fight involving at least five people at Pickering Square around 5:50 p.m. Friday when she reportedly bit a 17-year-old girl she believed was sleeping with her boyfriend, the sergeant said.

“The female victim showed officers a fresh bite mark on her arm that actually punctured her skin,” Edwards said in a statement.

He said Souppa was out of control and fought with Officers Taylor Bagley and Joe Baillargeon when arrested for disorderly conduct.

“She was handcuffed and fought violently [while being taken to] to the police car, where she was able to slip out of the handcuffs and attempt[ed] to punch the officers,” Edwards said.

Souppa was handcuffed again, taken to the Penobscot County Jail and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest.

Three hours later, Bagley returned to the jail to take Souppa to a local hospital as part of a bail condition, Edwards said.

As soon as they arrived, “Souppa became belligerent and verbally abusive to staff and [Bagley],” the sergeant said.

She was warned that she would be charged with disorderly conduct but refused to calm down, even after Bagley removed himself in an attempt to “minimize Souppa’s frustration,” Edwards said.

Souppa was arrested “and while being escorted to the police car was flailing and kicked a dent in the side of … car,” the sergeant said. When “placed on the ground [she] tried to bite the officer’s leg.”

Souppa was returned to jail and was charged a second time with disorderly conduct as well as criminal mischief and violation of conditional release. She was released at court on Monday, a jail official said.

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