‘Violent prolific offender’ apprehended by Campbell River RCMP after fighting police

'Violent prolific offender' apprehended by Campbell River RCMP after fighting police

File photo.

File photo.

Campbell River RCMP says a violent prolific offender has been arrested Saturday after a brief struggle with police.

Officials say they located the man as he was in the process of committing another offence near Holm Road.

He had also allegedly been driving while prohibited. When police moved in the man allegedly tried to flee and fight members.

After using a taser officers were able to get him into custody.

RCMP members and the man both suffered minor injuries during the incident. He is now facing possible charges of Driving While Prohibited, Assault of a Peace Officer and Resisting Arrest.

“It is thanks to the quick actions and dedication of our Community Response Unit that this male is in custody,” said RCMP spokesperson Cst. Maury Tyre in a statement.

“It is extremely important to us here at the Campbell River RCMP that individuals with high levels of criminality are removed from the streets.”

Campbell River RCMP would like to remind the public that if they see offences being committed to call police immediately or if they feel uncomfortable to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477


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