Red Deer RCMP arrest man after assault on peace officer

Suspect scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on Aug. 30th

A Red Deer man faces charges after he assaulted a Community Peace Officer in downtown Red Deer on the evening of July 12th, fled on foot, and was located after a police dog track.

The Community Peace Officer was on bike patrol in downtown Red Deer around 6 p.m. last night when he encountered a 23-year-old man in the area of Gaetz Avenue and 55 St. and began to issue a ticket.

The suspect assaulted the peace officer and fled on foot. RCMP attended immediately and began to track the suspect with the assistance of Police Dog Services. RCMP located the suspect shortly after 7 p.m. and took him into custody.

A 23-year-old man faces Criminal Code charges as a result of this incident; his name cannot be published at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on Aug. 30th.

The Community Peace Officer suffered a minor injury to his face and did not require hospital treatment.