A 26-year-old man is facing a felony charge after police say he spat on an officer after he was arrested early Saturday morning.
Tyler Rice, of Bangor, Maine, was charged Monday with contact by bodily fluids, a class C felony; physical obstruction of a government function, a class A misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor. He was ordered held Monday on $10,000 bond.
Rice is accused of getting into a woman’s car around 1:05 a.m. Saturday and telling her, “Just come with me,” according to an affidavit of probable cause. The woman found a police officer and told them what had happened.
When officers found Rice, he refused to tell them what happened or give his identification to police, officers wrote in charging documents. He took his ID out of his wallet and tried to pull it away from officers.
After officers arrested him, he “tightened up his muscles in his arms and legs and refused to walk,” court records state. After police got in into the backseat of a police car, Rice spat on the neck of an officer twice.