City man facing multiple charges after Mountie injured

A dozen charges have been laid against a Red Deer man following a police pursuit and an assault on a RCMP officer.

Justin Stead, 25, of Red Deer, has been charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, assaulting a police officer, escaping lawful custody, flight from police, dangerous driving, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, mischief, driving while unauthorized (Traffic Safety Act) and operating a motor vehicle without insurance (Traffic Safety Act).

Stead was remanded into custody and is set to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Oct. 27.

Shortly after noon hour on Oct. 22 Red Deer city RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision in the alley behind the 5700 block of 71 St.

A blue Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck collided with a garage in the rear of a residence and the lone male driver was found to be unresponsive.

When police arrived they located the lone male driver in the driver’s seat and a physical altercation ensued between the male and an officer.

During the altercation, it is alleged the male put the truck into gear in an attempt to flee the scene.

The officer was then pinned between the pick-up truck and a nearby dumpster. The officer was able to free himself and the suspect fled the scene in the truck.

Shortly after RCMP received a number of traffic complaints in the Pines area about the suspect pick-up truck.

City RCMP located the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Hwy. 2A and Hwy. 11A.

Police activated all emergency equipment in an effort to stop the suspect vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for police and a short pursuit ensued.

The suspect vehicle was abandoned after it became immobilized on an embankment between Commonwealth Trailer Sales and Kelloway Cres. The suspect male fled on foot.

At about 12:35 p.m., the suspect male, who was known to police, was located and arrested. The suspect was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with minor injuries. He was treated, released and placed in police custody.

The police officer was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre suffering from undisclosed non-life threatening injuries. The officer has since been treated and released.

RCMP said drugs and alcohol are believed to be a factor in this incident.

City RCMP is continuing to investigate the details surrounding the incident. Investigators are asking anyone with relevant information to contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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