NORWAY — A man is accused of attacking police officers last week, bloodying one officer after being told he was under arrest outside Cumberland Farms.

David W. Phillips, 52, of 438 Main St. in Norway, faces charges of assault on an officer, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and failure to submit to arrest or detention. The charges were brought after officer Jeffrey Campbell of the Norway Police Department confronted him about being at the Cumberland Farms convenience store despite a criminal trespass notice barring him from being on store property.

Police later learned that the trespass order had expired.

According to an arrest report by Campbell, the incident took place at 3:39 p.m. May 9. Campbell called officer Ron Cole for backup and told Phillips he was under arrest for violating the criminal trespass notice. Campbell said Phillips had an odor of alcohol on his breath and was slurring his speech.

Campbell called dispatch and was told the trespass order was still in effect, although Phillips argued that it had expired. Campbell wrote that he double-checked with dispatchers, who confirmed the trespass order was still in effect.

When Campbell told Phillips he was under arrest, Phillips became aggressive and began screaming, “No I’m not,” the report said. Campbell said Phillips tried to push past himself and Cole then punched Cole in the face, bloodying his nose and lip. Cole’s uniform was also torn in the scuffle.

Campbell wrote that he used a Taser to subdue Phillips and put him in the cruiser. After Phillips was in the cruiser, he wrote, he learned that the trespass order had expired in February, and that Phillips hadn’t been in violation.

Phillips was released on personal recognizance. His bail conditions bar him from alcohol use.

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