A Skowhegan man was charged with multiple counts Sunday after he allegedly tried to take a police officer’s weapon during his arrest on the walking bridge in town.

Edward A. Sincyr, 44, was arrested near the walking bridge off Water Street at 12:01 a.m. after police received a report of threatening.

Officer Jacob Boudreau found Sincyr screaming obscenities and causing a disturbance in the area, according to Detective Sgt. Josh King.

Sincyr had reportedly threatened multiple people in the area. He was also highly intoxicated and belligerent, according to King. Sincyr allegedly resisted arrest when he was placed in handcuffs. A press release from the Skowhegan Police Department Monday said he stared at Boudreau’s gun before gripping it and attempting to take it out of its holster. Sincyr also refused to give officers his information, police said.

Sincyr was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class E misdemeanor; criminal attempt of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a Class E misdemeanor; failing to provide a correct name and date of birth, a Class E misdemeanor; criminal threatening, a Class D misdemeanor; refusing to submit to arrest or detention, a Class D misdemeanor; and civil possession of marijuana, a civil violation.

Sincyr has had numerous prior arrests, King said, including one that resulted in a protective order that prohibits him from possessing a firearm. In March, he was convicted in Somerset County Superior Court of domestic violence criminal threatening and was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail, according to Morning Sentinel archives.

Additional officers from the police department as well as the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident.

Sincyr was taken to Somerset County Jail and is being held there in lieu of a $10,000 bail bond.

Madeline St. Amour – 861-9239

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