Clear

Steinbach, MB

21°c Clear

Full Forecast

Local

The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION

Youth sentenced for officer assault

By: Jordan Ross

Posted: 05/16/2017 11:45 AM

  • Print

Advertisement

A youth who pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer has been sentenced to supervised probation by a provincial court judge.

The court heard that on Mar. 21, 2017 at approximately 4:50 p.m., Ste Anne Police were dispatched to report of a fight. When they arrived, the boy attempted to flee and was placed in the back seat of a police cruiser but managed to get into the front seat of vehicle, where he kicked a male officer in the chest and stomach, as the man tried to restrain him.

Earlier, the youth had been drinking at a Ste Anne residence and became upset. When the boy brandished a steak knife and began uttering threats, two friends attempted to deescalate the situation, Crown attorney Amy Wood said in Steinbach court on Thursday.

After relinquishing the blade, a verbal confrontation ensued outside the home and the boy attacked one of his friends, prompting passersby to call police.

A joint recommendation of supervised probation was submitted to Judge Ken Champagne.

"Alcohol was the root cause of this terrible afternoon," said defence lawyer Alan Libman. The boy had no prior criminal record, Wood noted.

Champagne agreed to the recommendation, giving the youth 15 months of supervised probation. A weapons prohibition was also ordered, along with conditions to keep the peace, complete counselling, attend school or job training, and avoid contact with the other two boys. The judge also asked probation services to consider a substance abuse assessment.

Champagne said the youth was fortunate to have supporters who accompanied him to the sentencing.

"When they say it’s not a good idea to drink, you should listen to them."

  • Print

More Local News

  • Emergency workers and debris can be seen at the scene near the intersection of Road 28 N and Highway 12 after a pickup truck and semi-truck collided Monday morning sending two people to hospital.

    Collision sends two to hospital Monday morning

    07/24/2017 3:25 PM
  • Steinbach man faces charges in Winnipeg

    07/22/2017 8:00 PM

    A 29-year-old Steinbach man was arrested on Friday morning in Winnipeg and faces several charges including fraud and theft.

    Eric Wesley Allan initially provided a false name to police before he was arrested, after officers spotted a suspicious male and female ...

  • Bradley Johnson

    Missing man found dead

    07/22/2017 12:48 PM

Ads by Google

Electronic Copies

The Carillon single copy cover

Annual Subscription

Back issues available with an e-subscription

Subscribe to single copy
$1.50 each (includes tax)

July 20, 2017 copy now available

Read this week’s classifieds