Brewer Police used a Taser on a man who allegedly forced his way into a residence, when the owner was home, and then refused to leave.

Where Was This?

Officers were called to a house on Pendleton Street in Brewer on Thursday in response to a burglary complaint. When they arrived, they found 24-year-old Nathan Lagasse, who's listed as a transient, inside the home. The complainant told authorities that Lagasse had allegedly forced his way in while she was inside and then refused to leave.

Why Was the Taser Used?

Sergeant Nickerson and Officer Rose went inside and found Lagasse in the house. Brewer Police say he actively resisted arrest while being in close proximity to a sword and so a Taser was deployed when Officer Johnston arrived to assist. At this point, Lagasse was handcuffed and taken into custody.

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An investigation of the scene revealed evidence that Lagasse had allegedly also entered the residence earlier by breaking a window. Police searched the suspect and allegedly found him to be in possession of property belonging to the resident.

What Charges Does He Face?

Lagasse is charged with burglary, violation of conditions of release, refusing to submit to arrest/detention, and assault on an officer.

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