A sheriff’s deputy used a stun gun to subdue a man accused of trespassing at a Woodland residence Saturday after he’d earlier been kicked out of two entertainment establishments earlier in the day.
Woodland Police Chief Jim Kelly said Guy Fitzgerald O’Connor, 45, had already been kicked out Toad’s Express at 2:50 p.m. and Scandia Motel at 3:20 p.m. for allegedly being belligerent and rude to patrons and workers.
Kelly said O’Connor was likely intoxicated and allegedly threw a beer at Toad’s staff when they told him to leave. Officers arrived at both Scandia and Toad’s to detain O’Connor, but he escaped on foot in both instances, Kelly said.
At 5:17 p.m., Woodland police received a call from a resident on Goerig Street that O’Connor had entered their backyard. Police and sheriff’s deputies arrived, and O’Connor tried to flee while threatening the officers, according to Kelly. This time, a deputy stunned him with a Taser and took him into custody, Kelly said.
According to Kelly, O’Connor was taken to St. John Medical Center in Longview and was “belligerent and combative” towards hospital staff. He later was booked into the Cowlitz County jail on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespassing, felony harassment and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.