A 43 year old man is facing charges following an incident on April 2, 2019 in which an SPS officer deployed a conducted energy weapon.
At 1:12 p.m., police were called to a mall in the 300 block of Confederation Drive for a male shoplifter who was known to also have outstanding arrest warrants for Assault with a Weapon and Theft Under $5000. When an officer arrived, the male tried to flee. Following a foot chase, the suspect was caught but began resisting arrest, making threats to stab the officer with a needle. During the confrontation, a CEW was deployed but proved ineffective.
The male is facing is facing charges of Theft Under $5000, Assault Police Officer, and has 4 warrants for his arrest.
The incident will be reviewed in accordance with Policy.