Man banned from shelter taunted public at new residence, say police
By Elizabeth Dinan
January 23, 2009 12:15 PM
PORTSMOUTH — A month after he was thrown out of the city's homeless shelter for having "sexual relations with a Raggedy Ann doll," police say Elbert Duffy "taunted members of the public and police" at his new residence, the Brewster Street Rooming House.
Duffy, 45, is scheduled to appear in Portsmouth District Court Monday on a violation-level charge of disorderly conduct and a class A misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
Police allege that on Dec. 31, 2008, he "continually taunted" the public and police officers "in an attempt to instigate a physical reaction" and continued to do so after being instructed by police to stop. The resisting arrest charge alleges Duffy pulled his arms away from Officer Wayne Boucher while the officer attempted to take him into custody.
Duffy filed a motion with the court asking that his case be continued to Sunday May 24, or the Fourth of July, stating he wants to find a job before his arraignment, while citing a thyroid condition. In his handwritten motion, Duffy also tells the court he was not read his Miranda rights and his case involved a "possible abusive arrest."
He is currently free on $2,500 personal recognizance bail.
In late November, Duffy was served a no-trespass order by staff at the Cross Roads House homeless shelter, for his alleged sexual activity with a rag doll. While police attempted to locate him, he was described as wearing a flag on his head attached by a seat belt