GRAY, Maine — A New Gloucester man was arrested Thursday after he reportedly searched patrons, assaulting two of them, while impersonating a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Peter Desantis, 44, faces two counts of assault and four counts of impersonating a public servant, Capt. Don Goulet of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday in a news release.

The incident that led to the arrest happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Tailgate Bar and Grill on Portland Road, where the sheriff’s office was called to investigate a report of an assault, Goulet said.

During that investigation, deputies learned Desantis had told several people at the bar that he was a federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent conducting an investigation.

Desantis allegedly searched several patrons of the bar, assaulting two of them while threatening them with arrest. He then left the bar, Goulet said.

Efforts to find Desantis were not immediately successful. On Thursday, however, Desantis was found at his workplace and arrested.

“Desantis is not affiliated in any way with DEA or any law enforcement agency,” Goulet said.

The investigation continues and additional charges may be filed. Desantis was released on $250 bail and is scheduled to appear in court in Portland on June 10.