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Man tasered after becoming 'resistive and assaultive' toward officers: OPP

He was allegedly yelling and screaming in the street
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11-07-18 OPP Stock
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On July 21, 2019 at approximately 5:13 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police received a call of a male outside on the street yelling and screaming on Baily Lane in the City of Elliot Lake, Ont.

The complainant reported the male had been outside yelling since 3:30 a.m. When police arrived on scene, the male was spoken to and advised to go back into his residence. The male appeared to be highly intoxicated by drug and/or alcohol. Police tried numerous times to speak to the male with negative results. The male would not co-operate or comply with any directions given by police to stop yelling and go back inside. While attempting to arrest the male, he became resistive and assaultive towards police. As a result, police utilized the taser to safely and effectively carry out an arrest.

Darryl Newton, 48 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ont., was charged with:

  • Causing a disturbance, contrary to section 175(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest, contrary to section 270(1)(b) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake, Ont. on Sept. 3, 2019.

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