Bangor man arrested after scuffling with police outside bar

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted July 02, 2012, at 10:58 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who police say was causing issues with patrons at the Penobscot Pour House was arrested Friday night when he threatened authorities.

Brandy Laws, 37, was asked to leave the bar around 9 p.m., according to a news release from Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

When Officer Josh Kuhn arrived and spoke to bar staff, they reported Laws had been “threatening and disorderly and causing issues with other customers,” according to Edwards.

When Kuhn asked to interview Laws outside the bar, the suspect grew argumentative and threatened a waitress and a security door man, the sergeant said.

“When Laws threatened the doorman he added he would also do harm to the officer and took a threatening stance,” Edwards said.

When Kuhn tried to take Laws into custody, he cocked his arms in a threatening manner, Edwards said. Kuhn brought Laws to the ground, and although he attempted to break free Laws was handcuffed with the bouncer aiding the officer, Edwards said.

Laws was booked into the Penobscot County Jail on charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest. printed on April 27, 2017