Bangor man accused of assaulting Tavern employee, fleeing from police

Posted April 07, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 31-year-old local man is facing multiple charges in connection with an assault at The Tavern on Main Street last month.

Bangor police Officer Keith Larby had received a complaint that an assault involving Matthew Wiley had occurred at the establishment around 10:30 p.m. on March 30, according to Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey.

Wiley apparently punched a bar employee after the employee tried to stop a verbal disagreement between Wiley and another patron, and then fled, the sergeant said.

Larby spoke with the employee and learned Wiley was wanted on three warrants, Rumsey said.

About an hour after the original call was fielded, Tavern employees called police to say Wiley had returned and was in the back parking lot, the sergeant said.

Wiley tried to flee on foot when police arrived but was taken into custody. He was charged with the three warrants, refusing to submit to arrest, violating conditions of release and assault and brought to Penobscot County Jail.

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