Kamloops RCMP officer assaulted while arresting suspect Friday night

By Jessica Lepp
March 5, 2016 - 11:09am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP say a female officer was injured while attempting to arrest a male suspect Friday night at 8pm.

Corporal Jodi Shelkie says RCMP received a call from U-Haul that one of their trucks had been stolen.

Shelkie says, “minutes later an officer in an unmarked vehicle saw the truck driving on Highway 5 into Kamloops. The vehicle pulled over near Copperhead Drive.”

That's when RCMP moved in to arrest the driver, but the suspect resisted arrest and began kicking and struggling against the officers.

A female officer suffered a minor injury to her hand.

Shelkie says the 44 year old male was taken to RCMP cells.

“We're recommending charges of theft, breach of probation and assaulting a police officer.”

The suspect was on probation at the time of the incident.

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