ORRINGTON, Maine — An Orrington man is facing assault and disorderly conduct charges after a physical tussle with a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy sent to remove an intoxicated man from a local residence.
William Prescott, 27, was charged Tuesday night with disorderly conduct as well as assault on a police officer, a Class C penalty that carries a maximum penalty of five years behind bars, Deputy Chad Young of the Penobscot County Sheriff Department said Thursday.
The episode that led to the charges began about 7:30 p.m. at a Salisbury Ridge residence, when Young was sent there to deal with an intoxicated man who “needed to leave the premises,” Young said.
The man, identified as Prescott, however, was not cooperative, Young said.
“He needed to be restrained and during that process I was hit in the face,” the deputy said, adding that he was not seriously injured, suffering mainly a fat lip.
Prescott was charged with assault and disorderly conduct and taken to a local hospital for evaluation, Young said.
Tuesday’s incident wasn’t Prescott’s first encounter with law enforcement, according to court listings from the Bangor Daily News archives.
In 2006, he was sentenced to 364 days in jail, all but 30 of them suspended, and ordered to undergo one year of probation and pay $160 in restitution after he was convicted of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.
Other convictions include possession of drug paraphernalia in 2004 and marijuana possession in 2003.