Bangor man arrested at Barnaby’s after wrestling with police officer

Posted July 01, 2012, at 1:08 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Two men screaming profanities and using hand gestures during a verbal fight at Barnaby’s on Odlin Road as the bar closed early Saturday were warned by police to calm down or be arrested.

Mark Elkins, 28, of Bangor did not heed the warning, issued about 1:15 a.m., and was arrested, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Sunday. As Officer David Farrar “went to arrest him, he resisted and they got into a small wrestling match,” the lieutenant said.

Elkins was grounded by the officer and handcuffed. He was then charged with assault, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest or detention and was taken to Penobscot County Jail, Hunt said.

The second man involved in the initial verbal disagreement was not charged, he said.

Elkins has convictions for criminal trespass, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating his bail conditions in the last five years, according to prior court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)