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Drunken Orrington man kicked medical responder and officer in head after arrest, police say

Penobscot County Jail | BDN
Penobscot County Jail | BDN
David W. Proctor
By Dylan Martin, Special to the BDN

ORRINGTON, Maine — A local man kicked a medical responder in the face and a police officer in the head in a drunken furor on Saturday following his arrest for trespassing at the Snow’s Corner Mobil convenience store, police said Wednesday.

David W. Proctor, 31, was on the property of the convenience store around 7 p.m. when someone at a residence next door made a medical call about the apparently inebriated man, said Deputy James Kennedy of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Kennedy said “nothing was wrong with him, but he refused to cooperate” and provide any information about himself. The deputy said the store owner didn’t want him on the property because he was intoxicated, but after Proctor briefly walked away, he came back and began “running his mouth off.” He was then arrested for trespassing.

“He didn’t resist until I put the handcuffs on him,” Kennedy said.

The deputy said after he put Proctor in the front seat of his cruiser, the man started kicking the windows and dashboard. Proctor was then shackled and moved to the back seat, where he managed to kick a medical responder in the face while he being secured, Kennedy said.

The deputy said the medical responder didn’t suffer any serious injuries.

While en route to the Penobscot County Jail, Proctor “somehow” kicked Kennedy in the back of the head, and the deputy said he then stopped the cruiser and called another officer for support. The Orrington man was then moved to a more secure cruiser with a stainless steel barrier between the front and back seats, the deputy said.

Proctor was charged with refusal to submit to arrest, criminal trespass, assault on a police officer, assault on an emergency medical care officer and criminal mischief.

He was released July 16 on unsecured bail of $1,000 with the condition that he lives with his parents, doesn’t make contact with the medical responder he kicked in the face, obeys a curfew from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and doesn’t use alcohol or drugs, said Assistant District Attorney Brendan Trainor.

The assistant district attorney said Proctor is also on a pretrial bail contract with Volunteers of America.

Trainor said Proctor is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 4 for a disposition conference.

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