Brewer man accused of assaulting woman, kicking police officer

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A local man faces multiple charges after a reported assault on a family member and police last week.

The series of events leading to the arrest of David McKinney, 55, began shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, Brewer Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt said.

Officers had been sent to an Eastern Avenue residence for a 911 hang-up call that ended with the victim urging police to hurry because she feared for her life, Moffitt said.

When McKinney answered the door, he was uncooperative and became combative with police, kicking one officer in the chest as police attempted to handcuff him, Moffitt said.

McKinney initially was charged with assault on a police officer and refusing to submit to arrest. After further investigation, police determined McKinney had assaulted and threatened the woman, so he also was charged with domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening and terrorizing.

He remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Monday.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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