Bail violation arrest results in alleged threats against officer
Belfast — A Searsport man whom police arrested on an alleged bail violation early Sunday morning, Nov. 4, earned an additional charge on his way to jail because he allegedly threatened to harm a police officer and the officer's family.
David Connors, 53, of Searsport was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release and terrorizing after police drove past a pub on Front Street and noticed Connors standing outside, according to Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham. Connors, said Cunningham, was visibly intoxicated and had bail conditions specifying he was not to consume or possess alcohol.
"He was a little drunk," said Cunningham of Connors. "He wasn't supposed to be drunk."
Cunningham said the officer who spotted Connors learned he had those bail conditions in place and subsequently arrested him, but Cunningham said Connors was not pleased about the situation.
"On the way to jail he made threatening statements to the officer, and that's been a problem with him before," said Cunningham, adding that Connors also allegedly threatened to harm the officer's family.
Connors is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, Feb. 5.