Sooke man charged after scuffle with police

Brawl with police ends in arrest during Christmastime.

  • Jan. 6, 2016 1:00 p.m.

A Sooke man was arrested last week after an altercation with Mounties as police responded to a disturbance on Townsend Road.

The man, as well as a Sooke RCMP officer, sustained minor injuries and pepper spray contamination during the arrest attempt.

Police responded to the home after a call was made of a disturbance in the area. Upon arriving, the suspect became aggressive and told the officers to leave. The officers then attempted to arrest the suspect, who became combative.

The suspect, a 32-year-old Sooke resident, is facing charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.