Police use stun gun on man after reported break-in

By Ethan Andrews | Oct 10, 2017

Belfast — A Belfast Police officer used his Taser on a Portland man caught during a break-in Oct. 8 after the man allegedly ignored verbal commands and charged the officer.

Police received a call Sunday night that a man was breaking into a home on Ryan Road. According to the police account, Sgt. Matthew Cook arrived to find 35-year-old Michael Meteer inside a house that is not his.

Cook reported that Meteer was carrying a kitchen chair. Cook ordered Meteer to stop, according to his report, at which time Meteer hurled the chair, which struck a car. Cook allegedly ordered Meteer to stop twice more at which point Meteer ran at Cook, who used his Taser stun gun to subdue the man.

Meteer was arrested and charged with burglary, terrorizing and refusing to submit to arrest.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Harold Richardson | Oct 11, 2017 08:08

Belfast PD do not get paid enough.

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