Utah Man Arrested in Cape Cod

Posted on January 20th, 2011 No Comments

Police in Cape Cod arrested a Utah man who was allegedly intoxicated and carrying a loaded handgun in the parking lot of a local motel.

According to officials with the Cape Cod Police Department, officers responded to the Motel 7 Seas shortly after 10:00 p.m. Sunday for a reported domestic assault and battery. Witnesses told police 32 year-old Robert Appleton was drunk, suicidal, and armed with a gun.

As they spoke with witnesses, Appleton approached the officers, who drew their weapons and commanded Appleton to get down on the ground, police said. Police searched Appleton and found a fully loaded .40-caliber Sig Sauer handgun, according to the arrest report.

Falmouth police Sgt. Douglas DeCosta said Appleton became combative as officers attempted to arrest him. The suspect refused to get in the cruiser and kicked the vehicle while yelling, “just taze me.” Officers used pepper spray to subdue Appleton, DeCosta said.

If you have been charged with a similar crime in Cape Cod, please contact the Cape Cod Domestic Violence Lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.


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