CONWAY MAN CRITICALLY HURT AFTER FALL

by Christian Mower on February 10, 2012

A NURSING SUPERVISOR AT MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN PORTLAND SAYS 53-YEAR-OLD CONWAY MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION FRIDAY MORNING AFTER AN INCIDENT IN CONWAY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

CONWAY POLICE LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A PLEASANT STREET ADDRESS AT 2 P.M. AFTER A REPORT AN AGITATED MAN HAD THROWN A TV OUT AN APARTMENT WINDOW.

ON ARRIVAL THE OFFICERS FOUND THE TV AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IN THE YARD AND DRIVEWAY BELOW THE APARTMENT.

THE OFFICERS EVENTUALLY MADE CONTACT WITH KEVIN BALLOU OF 57 PLEASANT STREET, WHO WAS ALLEGEDLY SCREAMING OBSCENITIES AND BREAKING GLASS IN HIS APARTMENT.

CONCERNED FOR BALLOU’S SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, THE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE MAN FROM A SECOND FLOOR ROOM WHILE HE ALLEGEDLY THREW WEIGHT LIFTING PLATES AND KNIVES AT THEM.

PERLEY SAYS AS MORE OFFICERS ARRIVED TO ASSIST, BALLOU EITHER JUMPED OR FELL FROM THE THIRD FLOOR AND LANDED ON THE FRONT LAWN.

HE WAS IMMEDIATELY GIVEN MEDICAL TREATMENT AND TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY, BEFORE BEING TRANSFERRED TO PORTLAND.

PERLEY SAYS OFFICERS EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT AT THE APARTMENT AND DISCOVERED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO IT – AS WELL AS EVIDENCE IN THE CASE.

THERE’S NO IMMEDIATE WORD ON POSSIBLE CHARGES THAT MAY BE FILED IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT.