Man arrested after attempting to disarm police officer #nltraffic
RCMP has charged 53-year-old Clifford Ellis with numerous criminal offences following a traffic stop in Botwood on Sunday.
just before the noon hour on Sunday RCMP from Grand Falls-Windsor attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a vehicle on Commonwealth Drive in Botwood.
The vehicle failed to stop for police and continued to travel until reaching a residence on Mill Road.
The accused exited the vehicle and displayed aggressive behaviours towards the officers and threatened to damage the police vehicle.
He then resisted arrest and a physical altercation occurred. During the arrest process, Ellis assaulted the officer and attempted to remove the officer’s pistol from the holster but was unsuccessful. A taser was deployed and Ellis was taken into police custody.
Ellis attended court earlier this week and was remanded into custody. He is charged with the following criminal offences:
Flight from Police
Assaulting a police officer
Attempting to disarm a police officer
Uttering threats to damage property
Uttering death threats
He attends court again today.