June 24, 2018
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Man police stunned with Taser at Lawrence High accused of assaulting medical personnel

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A man whom police stunned with a Taser at Lawrence High School on Wednesday is facing additional charges after assaulting personnel at a Waterville hospital, according to police.

Ronald Brousseau, 48, of Fairfield is expected to be charged with assault on an emergency medical care provider and an additional count of simple assault, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said Friday.

Fairfield police had brought Brousseau to the Thayer unit of MaineGeneral Medical Center for evaluation after they took him into custody at Lawrence High on Wednesday morning.

He had been asked to leave the school several times but wouldn’t cooperate, and an officer used a Taser on him to get him under control, police said.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Waterville police received a call from the hospital that Brousseau had been assaulting personnel in the emergency department, according to Rumsey.

One female worker suffered a lump on the back of her head, Rumsey said. He said a male worker who was also assaulted was not injured, and Brousseau had been brought under control by the time Waterville police arrived at the scene.

Rumsey said Brousseau was still at the hospital Thursday morning.

“When Mr. Brousseau is released from his medical care, we anticipate charging him with one count of assault on an emergency medical care provider and one count of simple assault,” Rumsey explained.

Assault on an emergency care worker is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

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