June 23, 2018
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Six complaints in less than 48 hours land disorderly Arkansas man in Bangor jail

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A man who recently moved to Bangor from Tyronza, Ark., wound up in jail after Bangor police responded to a sixth public complaint about him in less than 48 hours early Tuesday morning.

Ryan Avery, 35, found plenty of ways to get into trouble in the Broadway area Monday and Tuesday:

• He initially attracted police attention after someone called to report him talking to children at Mary Snow School at 12:48 p.m. Monday.

• About three hours later, he was told to move along when he was panhandling on Maine Department of Transportation property at the intersection of Broadway and I-95.

• At 12:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, employees at the Circle K convenience store on Broadway called police to have them remove him from the property because he was bothering customers and employees.

• Just 20 minutes later, police visited Avery again when employees at St. Joseph Hospital made a welfare check request after noticing Avery outside the emergency room entrance talking to himself. Avery appeared to be drunk, but agreed to move along after being warned by an officer.

• At 3:26 a.m. Tuesday morning, Bangor police Officer Michael Brennan returned to St. Joseph, this time because Avery was being very loud and disorderly, shouting and cursing on the Center Street side of the hospital. Brennan convinced Avery to move along and warned him to quiet down or he might be arrested.

• Brennan returned less than an hour later, this time because of complaints about Avery yelling and cursing in front of the Center for Sleep Medicine on Center Street.

Despite again getting a warning, Avery remained loud and became belligerent with Brennan, eventually prompting Brennan to physically take Avery into custody at 4:30 a.m.

“He was yelling and swearing loudly in front of the sleep center, and the guy refused to cooperate,” said Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan. “He had to be taken down physically to the ground and handcuffed.”

After running his criminal history, Brennan discovered Avery has some nonextraditable warrants in Arkansas for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Avery was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal threatening and refusal to submit to arrest and transported to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained belligerent and refused to cooperate with jail officials.

Avery made a court appearance at Penobscot Judicial Center and was sentenced to two days, time served, according to an officer at the jail.

Avery is scheduled to be released Thursday morning.

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