(HOWICK, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Howick Township man with numerous criminal charges following an incident that took place in Howick yesterday morning.
Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on April 29, 2020 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a residence on Harriston Road for a family dispute.
The homeowner requested police attend his residence to help remove a family member from his place. Police arrived on scene and located the uncooperative subject. Upon asking the male subject to leave the residence he refused and postured to police in a threatening manner.
The accused failed to comply with the requests of the officers and resisted arrest. The accused also assaulted one of the arresting officers causing a minor injury to the officer. Ultimately, the officers gained control of the subject and he was taken into custody.
A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine. In addition, it was also learned the accused was currently serving a probation sentence and was failing to abide by several conditions of his release.
Murray THORNTON, 58 years of age, from Howick Township is facing the following charges:
Assault a Peace Officer
Obstruct a Peace Officer
Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Methamphetamine
Fail to Comply with Probation Order - Six Counts
The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 4, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.