Male Charged with Assaulting Peace Officer with a Weapon

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On July 14, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 26-year-old Tyson Palahnuk for assaulting a peace officer with a weapon.

At 7:47 p.m. officers received a call of a vehicle driving erratically in the 2600 block of Second Line West. Police located the vehicle on Town Line Road and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle evaded police, nearly striking another vehicle.

The vehicle proceeded north bound, coming to a dead end on Carpin Beach Road and striking a hydro pole. Officers observed the accused in the driver’s seat, but were unable to take him into custody as all the doors of the vehicle were locked and he refused all direction from officers.

While locked in the vehicle, the accused lit a Molotov cocktail. In an effort to protect the safety of officers and the accused, officers forced entry into the vehicle. At this time the accused threw the Molotov cocktail at the officers. Officers extinguished the resulting fire.

The accused resisted arrest, however officers were able to gain control of the accused and he was arrested. The accused was found to be in possession of a knife concealed in his waistband, and one officer sustained minor injuries from the knife during the execution of the arrest.

He is charged with four counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, flight from police, resist arrest, possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order and three counts of breach of recognizance.

He was held for bail court.

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