Bangor transient faces felony charge after alleged beer theft

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 06, 2013, at 2:13 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient is facing a felony theft charge after allegedly taking beer from a Hammond Street convenience store.

Chance Scott, 46, has three prior convictions for theft, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards, and any theft charge after three convictions constitutes a felony.

On July 28, Bangor police were called to Leadbetter’s after a clerk spotted Scott concealing two cans of beer in his clothing and leaving the store without paying for them, according to Edwards.

By the time police arrived, Scott was gone, the sergeant said. The clerk told police Scott came in, went straight to the beer cooler and took the alcohol.

Three days later, Officer David Farrar spotted Scott walking along Ohio Street and placed him under arrest.

Scott was charged with Class C felony theft and brought to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Tuesday.

Earlier this summer, Scott was charged with assault after getting into an alleged altercation with a man who wanted him out of a residence.

In 2006, Scott was sentenced to two years in jail for his role in a Washington County drug bust known as Operation Oxi Kleen.

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