PARIS – A man who assaulted a police officer after trying to elude him first by bicycle and then by jumping into some bushes has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, according to court records.
Daniel M. Locke, 37, of Lewiston was sentenced by Justice Roland Cole at the Oxford County Superior Court. Originally, Locke also faced two misdemeanor charges, indecent conduct and refusing to submit to arrest, but those charges were dismissed.
Sgt. Michael Dailey of the Paris Police Department arrested Locke last September after he responded to a report of a man acting indecently behind Burger King on Main Street. Dailey caught up with the suspect as he was leaving the high school parking lot by bicycle.
Locke told Dailey he was urinating in the fast food restaurant parking lot.
After a few minutes of questioning, Dailey said Locke ran away, and when Dailey caught up with him, the two scuffled for a few minutes. During the fight, Dailey’s finger broke.
Locke pleaded no contest to the Class C felony charge of assaulting a police officer.