June 21, 2018
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Oakland man accused of assaulting Waterville officer

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — Police responding to a report of a fight on Summer Street early Friday morning arrested an Oakland man after he allegedly assaulted an officer.

Justin Currier, 30, was uncooperative when police attempted to detain him, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

“We arrived and a number of subjects took off from officers,” Rumsey said.

Officer Brian Gardner tracked down Currier and tried to frisk him for weapons, Rumsey said, and that’s when the suspect attacked.

“The subject was uncooperative and assaulted Officer Gardner by elbowing him in the chest,” said Rumsey. “He was verbally and physically aggressive.”

Gardner was able to subdue Currier and handcuff him, but Currier still refused to cooperate, Rumsey said.

Currier is facing charges of assault and refusing to submit to arrest. He was taken to the Kennebec County Jail, where bail was set at $1,000.

Currier faces up to a year in prison if convicted of the Class D assault count.

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