BRUNSWICK, Maine — An uncle and his nephew from Heath Street remained in Cumberland County Jail on Monday after allegedly leading Brunswick police on a brief foot chase early Saturday morning. After being tackled, police said the 22-year-old nephew threatened the lives of an officer’s family.
Police responded to Garrison Street at 12:57 a.m. after a taxi driver reported that two drunk men threatened to assault him and then kicked his cab after he asked them not to smoke in the vehicle, Brunswick Police Lt. Mike Moody said Monday.
Shaun Fraser, 22, and Timothy Fraser, 42, both of 13 Heath St., allegedly ran toward Heath Street after seeing the police. After a brief foot chase, police tackled them and arrested them, Moody said.
“Shaun Fraser then threatened the lives of Officer [Jason] McCarthy’s family,” the lieutenant said.
Shaun Fraser is charged with terrorizing and unlawful possession of Schedule Z drugs after making the threats, Moody said. He is being held on $10,000 bail.
Timothy Fraser faces charges of terrorizing, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, carrying a concealed weapon (brass knuckles), refusing to submit to arrest or detention and violation of condition of release.
He also was arrested on three warrants on charges, among others, of
failing to appear on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing; refusing to submit to arrest or detention; operating after habitual offender revocation; and unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. He is being held on $6,000 bail.
Both are scheduled to appear on April 16 at the Cumberland County Courthouse.
An earlier version of this story contained an error. Shaun Fraser, 22, and Timothy Fraser, 42, are nephew and uncle, not brothers.