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Woman accused of biting OPP officer's foot

Incident occurred after officers called to Elliot Lake apartment complex
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On Sept. 14, 2019 at approximately 5:30 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police received a call regarding an unwanted person at an apartment on Paris Drive in the City of Elliot Lake, Ont.

The complainant was reporting an intoxicated female refusing to leave an apartment. Police attended to find the female now standing at the apartment complex entrance in a highly intoxicated state. For her own safety, police arrested the female for being intoxicated in a public place. The female was very uncooperative with police, [allegedly] yelling obscenities, being assaultive and attempting to run away. In the process of trying to gain control of the female, [it is alleged that] she proceeded to bite the officer's foot through the boot. The female was eventually brought under control but continued her assaultive, uncooperative behaviour.   

Lissa Manning, 25 years of age from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was charged with:

  • Assault with intent to resist arrest, contrary to section 270(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Resist peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC,
  • Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC,
  • Breach of recognizance, contrary to section 811 of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake, Ont. on Oct. 29, 2019.