Taser used to get Plainfield man to leave Lebanon bar

Trespassing and resisting arrest charges filed

LEBANON, NH - Even a zap from a taser was reportedly not enough to convince a Plainfield man to call it a night and leave a bar late Saturday evening, Lebanon Police said in a release Monday.

    Joshua Goodwin, 33, will be facing misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, resisting arrest, simple assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct stemming from the incident that Lebanon Police said began around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 8th when a local establishment called for help, saying that an intoxicated male was refusing their requests to leave the bar area of their restaurant.

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    Once police arrived, Goodwin "was repeatedly asked to leave by the officers and each time the intoxicated male subject refused," police recounted, continuing, "Officers then advised (Goodwin) that he was under arrest and attempted to take him into custody, at which time (Goodwin) began to physically resist. Officers utilized a Taser in an attempt to take (Goodwin) into custody, but (Goodwin) continued to resist and struggle with the officers."

    Goodwin was eventually handcuffed and taken in for processing, after which he was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail with a citation to be arraigned on September 11, 2017 at the Lebanon District Court. 

Joshua Goodwin, 33, of Plainfield is being charged with resisting arrest and three other misdemeanors

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