NORWAY – A Norway man screamed, yelled, kicked and spit his way to an arrest on charges that include assaulting an officer, according to police records.

Norway Sgt. James Ventresca said police arrested Daniel J. Marshall, 20, of 194 Wiley Road on Friday after residents on Holt Road called 911 to report Marshall was “drunk, rude and out of control,” according to Ventresca’s report.

Ventresca said Marshall was friendly with the couple who called police and occasionally stayed at their house. But the couple ordered Marshall to leave after he returned to their house intoxicated, they told police.

Marshall instead started screaming and threw a log from the front porch through the kitchen window, according to Ventresca, and then he entered the kitchen and began throwing furniture.

When three police officers arrived around 8 p.m., Venstresca wrote, “I heard the yelling and screaming coming from inside the house, and I heard what sounded like breaking glass, then three loud bangs.” He said he saw a broken table upside down in the kitchen.

As soon as Marshall saw Ventresca, he clenched his fist and approached the police officer with an “aggressive stance,” according to Ventresca.

When the officers tried to restrain him, he didn’t succumb peacefully. Marshall kicked at one officer and spit on Ventresca several times, even after he was put on the floor, according to the report.

To get Marshall into handcuffs, Ventresca said he had to strike Marshall’s upper left arm with his night stick. Despite the blow, Marshall continued to resist arrest and Ventresca hit his other arm, according to the report.

Police found a glass pipe with marijuana residue on Marshall after they searched him.

And Marshall continued to fight all the way to the Oxford County Jail in Paris. “When I arrived at the jail, Officer Labbe told me that Daniel had kicked the rear window of the cruiser, damaging it. Daniel was now in the holding cell, screaming and banging on the door,” Ventresca wrote in his report.

Marshall was arrested on charges of assault on an officer, assault, two counts of criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was also issued a summons on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released after posting bail, according to Ventresca.


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