Bangor Police Officer Injured in Struggle with Wanted Fugitive
A Bangor Police officer received a minor injury while trying to take a wanted fugitive into custody.
Police say Officer Allen Michael Jones stopped a vehicle near Odlin Road and I-395 in Bangor at approximately 11:30 PM Monday, to address a suspended driver's license issue. While talking with the driver, Jones noticed that Montario Calhoun was a passenger in the vehicle. The 41-year-old had fled from a traffic stop earlier in the week and there was a warrant out for his arrest.
When another officer arrived to help Jones, they asked Calhoun to get out of the vehicle. Calhoun exited the vehicle but began to fight with the officers when they tried to take him into custody. During the struggle, it became apparent that Calhoun had a knife. He also allegedly tried to remove one of the officer's weapons from its holster. The officers were eventually able to get control of the suspect and place him under arrest.
Officer Jones suffered a laceration to his forearm during the struggle and was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
Calhoun was transported to the Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with: aggravated assault, assault on a Police Officer; and refusing to submit to arrest. He was also booked on three warrants out of Hancock County, charging him with: aggravated trafficking; possession of methamphetamine; and violation of bail. Police say more charges could be forthcoming, due to suspected narcotics that were found in the vehicle.