Bangor man arrested for assault on Brewer police officer

Posted May 21, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.
James Hayes
James Hayes

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who got into a fight with a 14-year-old relative by marriage and the boy’s mother on Saturday night was arrested later in Brewer after he assaulted a police officer, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

“There was a physical confrontation between the two and she stepped in between,” the sergeant said.

James Hayes, 47, of Bangor was charged with obstructing the report of a crime and domestic violence assault by Bangor police Officer Tim Shaw at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday and felony assault on a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest and a probation violation by Brewer police Cpl. Levi Sewell later in the evening.

Details about the felony police officer assault — which could result in Hayes spending up to five years behind bars, if convicted — were not available Monday.

Hayes was booked into the Penobscot County Jail and remained in jail late Monday afternoon, a jail official said.

Hayes was convicted in August 2007 of robbery for invading a Grindstone home, pepper-spraying the owner, and then stealing cash and medications, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. He was sentenced to prison for 12 years, with all but five years suspended, and to probation for three years upon his release. At the same time, he was charged with operating a vehicle after habitual offender revocation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

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