February 19, 2013

Fairfield school trespasser's court hearing moved to March 27


SKOWHEGAN — A 48-year-old Fairfield man with a history of violence and mental illness will not appear in court Wednesday to face charges that he trespassed and resisted arrest at an area high school.

The man, Ronald Brousseau, who police said assaulted hospital staff members on the same day he was arrested at Lawrence High School, was originally scheduled to appear in Skowhegan District Court Wednesday, but his case has been rescheduled to March 27, according to court officials.

On Jan. 9, police used a stun gun to subdue Brousseau outside the school, who they say initially refused to leave the premises, then resisted arrest.

While being evaluated that day at MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer campus in Waterville, Brousseau allegedly assaulted two hospital staff members.

The two assault charges against Brousseau are still pending, according to Charles Rumsey, deputy chief of the Waterville police.

“We are not aware of his current whereabouts,” Rumsey said Tuesday.

In 1987 Brousseau, then 23, went on a rampage at the Fairfield police station, injuring two officers, breaking windows and damaging a cruiser before he was restrained. In the aftermath of that incident, a judge with the Somerset County Superior Court committed Brousseau to a state mental hospital, where he stayed until a judge authorized his release in 1992. 

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