Wallaceburg man arrested after pursuit
The Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man for breaching his recognizance in Wallaceburg.
On February 9, a 22-year-old Wallaceburg man was released from court with conditions as a result of a criminal code charge. One of his conditions was to abstain from the possession and/or consumption of alcohol.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m. last evening, an officer patrolling in the Wallaceburg area observed a male party riding his bicycle on McNaughton Avenue. While speaking to the cyclist, the officer learned that the man possessed alcohol. As the officer attempted to place the man under arrest, he fled from the officer on his bicycle. The male party made several attempts to elude arrest by the officer resulting in a short foot pursuit. When the officer caught up to the male party, he continued his attempts to evade arrest by assaulting the officer. Assisted by the Chatham-Kent Police Service K-9 officer, the man was arrested on Wallace Street without further incident. The officer did not sustain serious injuries.
A 22-year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with failing to comply with his recognizance, resisting a peace officer and assault with intent to resist arrest. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.