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Sudbury man racks up laundry list of charges after trying to flee from police

Man collided with a police cruiser and fled the scene
OPP cruiser

A 29-year-old Sudbury man was hit with a multitude of charges on Thursday, Jan. 16 after he attempted to flee from police.

On Jan. 16, at approximately 2:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma OPP responded to a disturbance call at a lodge north of Elliot Lake.

The complainant reported the suspects had since left. Vehicle descriptors were provided to police. While on route, police observed a pick-up truck matching the suspect's vehicle description, parked facing southbound in the northbound lane of traffic. 

Police attempted to speak to the driver, who proceeded to collide with the police cruiser. 

The suspect then sped off at a high rate of speed in a careless manner on Highway 108. A short time after, the suspect fled on foot through the bush area. The suspect eventually exited the bush onto a logging road, where he forced his way into a passerby's vehicle. 

Police intercepted the vehicle and arrested the male.   

A 29-year-old man from Sudbury was charged with:

  • Mischief
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Operation While Prohibited Under The Criminal Code
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm (two counts)
  • Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Failure to Stop After Accident
  • Flight From Peace Officer
  • Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle
  • Food and Lodging Fraud
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - No License

The accused was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River on Jan. 17.