CUSHING, Maine — A judge set bail Monday at $100 cash for a 48-year-old Cushing man accused of threatening to kill police officers.
Judge Susan Sparaco set the bail for Maurice Young during a hearing Monday afternoon in Knox County Unified Court. Young was arrested Sunday night and charged with terrorizing, criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, refusing to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct.
Sgt. John Palmer and Deputy Patrick Polky responded after Young’s neighbor complained that he had damaged the neighbor’s motor vehicle, according to an affidavit filed in court by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. When the officers spoke to Young about the complaint, he refused to give his side of the story and spewed verbal insults at them, they reported in the affidavit.
Young was issued a summons for criminal mischief and warned to stay off the neighbor’s properties.
Young later called 911 and asked for assistance, stating that his neighbor was shooting at his home. Officers responded and spoke with the neighbor, who said he had not fired any shots and had not heard any shots, according to the affidavit. The man allowed officers to check his firearm to determine that it had not been fired, police reported.
The officers then went to speak to Young, who again refused to talk with them, the affidavit states. The officers warned Young not to call 911 unless it was a true emergency.
Within the hour, however, Young called 911 again and berated the dispatcher, according to the affidavit.
The officers then returned to Young’s residence and arrested him for misusing the 911 system. On the drive to the Knox County Jail, Young said he was going to shoot the officers and kill them.
Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Baroody had asked the judge for $1,000 cash bail. As of late Monday afternoon, Young remained in Knox County Jail in Rockland.