Brunswick police use Taser on man accused of punching fellow patron at Topsham restaurant

Posted March 03, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Standish man who allegedly attacked another man at a Topsham restaurant Friday night was subdued with a Taser in Brunswick.

Trey Gadbois, 29, was with a group of “loud and rowdy” patrons at the 99 Restaurant near the Topsham Fair Mall when he allegedly punched a 52-year-old Biddeford man several times at about 9:12 p.m. Friday, Lt. Frederick Dunn of the Topsham Police Department said Monday.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick for treatment of facial injuries.

Gadbois had left the restaurant when Topsham police arrived, and they alerted Brunswick police that he might be headed to that town, Dunn said.

Brunswick police located Gadbois on Maine Street near Station Avenue and attempted to detain him until Topsham officers arrived. Gadbois allegedly resisted arrest, and after additional officers were called to the scene, Officer Rob Lane deployed a Taser, according to Capt. Mark Waltz of the Brunswick Police Department.

Brunswick police charged Gadbois with refusing to submit to arrest or detention and took him to Cumberland County Jail. He has since been released on $250 bail and is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on April 22.

Dunn said charges from the Topsham police department are still pending, “but will likely be bumped up to aggravated assault based on [the victim’s] injuries.”

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