Police: Disorderly transient grabs throat of Bangor officer

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 05, 2012, at 1:32 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A wanted local transient who was out on bail got upset when police arrived at a disturbance late Tuesday, lashing out at one officer and grabbing at his throat, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Damian Ouellette, 20, was one of three people involved in the Center Street incident, reported at about 10:25 p.m., and he was the only one arrested, the sergeant said.

“He was disorderly and kept saying he was going to jail,” Edwards said. “He just kept yelling and screaming, then he started to get aggressive. As Officers Kim Donnell and Mike Jewett tried to arrest him, he grabbed … Jewett by the throat and that is when they took him to the ground.”

Ouellette was charged with refusing to submit to arrest, disorderly conduct, violating his bail conditions and on the outstanding warrant. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and remained there at noon Wednesday, a jail official said.

Jewett was not injured, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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