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B&E suspect injured in alleged tussle with police

September 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A man whose lower lip had been pierced for jewelry in at least 10 spots had to be taken to the hospital when the cosmetic incisions started bleeding following a scuffle with police early Monday.
Justin M. Lawler, 25, and his girlfriend, Amanda Jeanne Glode, 29, both of 425 Diamond Hill Road, were both arrested shortly before 2 a.m.
Police said they were investigating a complaint of breaking and entering when they visited the couple’s third-floor apartment. The complaint was filed by Glode’s cousin, a woman in her 20s who lives in another apartment on the same floor.
When police arrived, police said, Lawler denied breaking into the apartment and claimed he had been home all night drinking. One officer said he became verbally abusive and confrontational with police.
Several officers who responded to the apartment ended up on the floor wrestling with Lawler after he allegedly moved toward a knife in plain view. Patrolman Nicholas Guilmette reported that it wasn’t until he punched Lawler in the face twice that they were able to get the combative suspect in handcuffs.
Around the same time, Glode was allegedly moving about the apartment in defiance of officers’ commands to stay put.
She was taken into custody on charges of domestic disorderly conduct, obstructing, domestic attempted breaking and entering and resisting arrest.
Lawler was charged with assault and battery, attempting breaking and entering and resisting arrest.
Officers estimated that Lawler’s lower lip had been pierced in 10 to 12 places. He was taken to Landmark Medical Center to be treated after the openings began to bleed following his arrest, according to reports.


Makes One Wonder

September 12, 2012 by Suzy Sunshine (not verified), 2 years 28 weeks ago
Comment: 1904

Interestingly enough, this is the third article that I have read in the past month involving officer Nicholas Guilmette. In all three articles (between the Patch and the Call), Officer Guilmette had to physically restrain, punch, etc. the person. I have not read about any other officers involved in this sort of thing nonetheless in one month. I am wondering if this officer is always in the wrong, or I suppose right place at the wrong/right time or if there is an issue with this officer. If I read one more article about him, I am going to have to question police brutality. There are probably at least 80 or so officers on the job and no one else has 3 articles in one month. Interesting....

Wrestling not good...

September 11, 2012 by Marcel (not verified), 2 years 28 weeks ago
Comment: 1902

Wrestling on the floor with a suspect is not good. Why didn't these officers just Taser the guy? Officer safety should be first.
Lots of injuries could have come out of this, one being the suspect getting a hold of the officers gun.
There's always a public outcry when Tasers come into play but they actually protect all the innocent who could be harmed by a person out of control.

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