OLD TOWN, Maine — Police have arrested three suspects and are searching for a fourth after a 40-year-old Bangor man told police he was beaten, choked until he was unconscious and robbed of his money last week during a card game, Old Town police Sgt. Chris Hashey said late Sunday.

Two of the three men arrested for felony robbery — Corey Georgia, 20, and Matthew Jones, 22, both of Milford, and Dustin Mitchell, 22, of Old Town — had drugs in their possession when arrested, the sergeant said.

Police are looking for Garrytte Davis, 20, of Old Town, who is wanted in connection with the robbery, Capt. Kyle Smart said Monday.

Police believe it was a drug deal gone wrong but “that wasn’t his story,” Smart said of the victim.

The Bangor man told police he had been invited to Old Town to play poker with a group of people he had never met, the police captain said.

“He said when he went to pull his money out to buy chips, they robbed him,” Smart said. “[But] there was no indication of a card game when they went in to investigate.”

No poker chips or cards were found in the Lincoln Green apartment where the robbery occurred, the police captain said.

Police were called to the apartment for the report of a robbery at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Officers James Slauenwhite and Ryan Fitch “found the victim staggering down the road holding his throat,” Hashey said in a press release.

The victim told police he was seated and taking money out of his pocket when he was attacked.

“He was struck with brass knuckles and possibly a club before being choked out until he became unconscious,” Hashey said. “When he came to, he was missing a large amount of cash.”

Orono police, Maine State Police troopers, deputies from Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency converged on the scene to investigate and search for the people who assaulted the Bangor man. Search dogs also were used.

Mitchell, who had brass knuckles on him, was the first person arrested after the assault. He was taken into custody as he left the apartment building, which is located on the corner of Abbot and Lincoln streets, Smart said.

Georgia, who had brass knuckles and oxycodone on him, was arrested shortly after the robbery as he emerged from a wooded area near Old Town High School, police said.

Jones, who had the drug Ecstasy on him and was out on bail, was arrested at a local bar at about 10:20 p.m. Friday, March 2.

Police continue to search for Davis.

Georgia, Jones and Mitchell all were charged with felony robbery, which carries a penalty of up to 30 years in prison.

Georgia and Jones also were charged with felony unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, which could put them behind bars for up to five years if convicted.

In addition, Georgia and Mitchell both were charged with carrying a concealed weapon, and Jones was charged with violating his bail conditions.

All three were taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, and Georgia and Jones remained there Monday morning, a jail official said.

Mitchell was released after 18 hours behind bars.

Those with information about the case may contact Officer James Slauenwhite at 827-3984.