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May 22, 2014

Man held after standoff with Beverly police

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“(Expletive) you,” MacDougall allegedly responded.

Police, concerned that he might have a gun, went into the home and found MacDougall on a stair landing, holding a black object that they initially suspected might be a weapon.

But he refused again to show his hands.

“Shoot me,” MacDougall allegedly yelled. “I want you to (expletive) shoot me.”

MacDougall ignored several blasts of pepper spray and struggled with two of the officers, Patrolmen Thomas Nolan and William Barror, who were eventually able to get him into custody.

As he struggled, MacDougall managed to get his pants down and began defecating on the officers as they carried him downstairs, according to the police report. He boasted about what he was doing as he went, police said.

All four officers who came into contact with MacDougall and their uniforms and boots had to be decontaminated of bodily fluids and fecal matter after the arrest. Nolan also reported injuries to his hand and ribs.

MacDougall has a lengthy history of substance abuse and involvement in the criminal justice system.

In 2009, he received a 31/2-year state prison term for his fourth drunken-driving conviction. After his release, he was found in 2011 to have violated his probation by testing positive for a range of drugs including cocaine, oxycodone and benzodiazapine, according to court records.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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