At approximately 7:42pm, on June 22,2016, an Officer responded to a Hammond Street address in regards to an out of control man. Upon arrival the Officer observed the male pick up a cement bench and throw it at the residence. The male then ripped off a 20′ metal pole from the residence and struck the Officer with it. The male then charged the Officer, a struggle ensued and the male was able to disarm the Officer of his taser and then fire it at him, missing.
The Officer was able to regain control of the Taser and the male. The 22-year old man from St. Thomas was arrested and charged with Mischief under $5000, Assault a Police Officer, and Disarm a Police Officer. He was held pending a bail hearing.