Rockland police officer breaks hand while trying to arrest man

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:30pm

    ROCKLAND – A Rockland police officer suffered a broken bone in his left hand while he was arresting a man accused of making threatening statements to a woman. 

    Mark  D. Gagne, 35, of Friendship, was arrested Aug. 8 and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, assaulting a police officer, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and refusing to submit to arrest.

    Gagne appeared in Knox County Unified Court Aug. 10 before Justice Joyce Wheeler. His bail was set at $1,000 cash, including a stipulation of supervised release.  

    According to the police affidavit filed in court, officers responded at approximately 6 p.m. Aug. 8 to a report of a verbal argument with threats being made in the area of Pleasant Street.

    Gagne allegedly made threats to the victim including that he was going to kill her. The victim told police that she was afraid of him.

    He resisted arrest and Rockland Police officers Addison Cox, Christopher Spear and Sgt. Matt Lindahl all were involved with trying to place handcuffs on him, according to the affidavit.

    Cox injured his hand during the arrest process and was treated at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport for a broken bone in his left hand.

    Police transported Gagne to the Knox County Jail and also found a strip of suboxone in his wallet.

    Gagne will appear in court again Sept. 13.

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