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Police Officers Assaulted

A 25 year old Cobourg man is facing charges of assault Police after causing injuries to two Police Officers while they were trying to arrest the man for being intoxicated in a public place.

Police were on scene in front of Kelly’s Homelike Inn when an intoxicated male exited the bar, getting into a physical altercation with another male which was broken up by bar staff.   

While being placed under arrest for Public Intoxication, the male resisted and actively assaulted Police.  A conductive energy weapon (cew) was successfully deployed bringing an end to the altercation.

25 year old Justin Samis-Prentice has been charged with Assault Police x 2 and Public Intoxication.  He was released from custody with a court date of the 27 May, 2015.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Cobourg Police Service at 905-372-6821.