BANGOR, Maine — A local man found early Friday morning bleeding in the basement of the apartment building he lives in was arrested after he attacked a responding officer, police said.
“[Police were] sent to what was reported as a domestic violence incident and they found an intoxicated and uncooperative male who growled at Officer [Joe] Page,” Bangor Police Sgt. Jim Buckley said.
Calvin W. Ireland, 21, who previously had been injured, was hiding behind an object when discovered in the basement of his First Street apartment at around 3 a.m. Friday.
After growling at Page, Ireland “stood up to fight him and charged him,” Buckley said.
Ireland was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest and refusing to provide identification, the sergeant said.
While police were dealing with Ireland, his roommate, Jonathan Kenney, 28, decided to step in, Buckley said.
“They arrested another guy for interfering with the arrest of the first guy,” the sergeant said.
Kenney, who reportedly was intoxicated, was arrested and charged with obstruction and refusing to submit to arrest, Buckley said.
When police arrived at First Street, “they saw a bloody handprint on the wall in the common area” of the apartment building, he said. How Ireland was injured is not part of the police report. Page took Ireland to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of his injuries before taking him to Penobscot County Jail, Buckley said.
Ireland was convicted of domestic violence assault last year, and was sentenced in October 2012 to pay a $400 fine, according to prior court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. Ireland, who recently turned 21, also has two prior convictions for operating a vehicle while under influence of intoxicants, the BDN archives state.
Both Ireland and Kenney were released on bail by 12:30 p.m. Friday. Kenney posted $500 cash and Ireland paid $200 cash, a jail official said.