Contact Us

Case Against Man Accused Of Threatening Soccer Players Dropped

Penobscot County Jail
Penobscot County Jail

A man who’s accused of threatening some Bangor soccer players with a handgun will not face charges.

District Attorney Chris Almy told the BDN that there was no way to prove enough elements of the case beyond a reasonable doubt to make it worthy of being prosecuted. The case involved soccer players from Bangor High School who were chasing a ball at the Union Street Athletic Field, which abuts 40-year-old Steven Butler’s property. The students have said that they were not on his property, but Butler told police that he saw six people on his lawn.

Butler was arrested and his firearm confiscated, at the time of the incident. He’s been out on $5,000 unsecured bail with conditions that he not use or possess drugs, alcohol, or firearms. Once police are given the official word from the courts that the charges have been dropped, Butler will be able to retrieve his firearm.

The City of Bangor has put up a fence around the field, which Butler told the BDN is a relief. He’s lived at the property for 18 months and says he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. He said the fence is a good thing, giving him some relief from the stress of worrying that someone might come onto his lawn.

Going forward, the Bangor School Department has the option of taking out a protection order against Butler and asking the judge to continue the criminal trespass order that kept him away from the field after the incident.

Best of Z1073

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://z1073.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ZIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ZIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.