Media Release – Officer Assaulted
On Sunday, December 30th at approximately 2am officers on general patrol observed a fight in front of a Port Elgin licensed establishment. Officers intervened and restrained one of the male combatants on the ground. While taking this person into custody, another male grabbed the arresting officer and struck him , before fleeing on foot.
Another officer located the male running from the scene a few blocks away. He refused commands to stop. The officer exited their car and attempted to place the fleeing male under arrest. The male resisted the officer’s efforts, but was eventually takin into custody with the assistance of another police service member.
A 22 year old Port Elgin man has been charged with:
- Causing a disturbance while fighting
- Assaulting a Police Officer
- Resisting arrest
The male was released with a future court date.
Sergeant Andrew Evans #35
Media Relations Officer