Man charged with assaulting peace officer

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On August 12th shortly after 9:00 p.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were called to an attempted break-in in progress into a business on Fourth Avenue in Englehart.

When officers arrived on scene, the suspect fled on foot. Police pursued the suspect and shortly after were able to conduct an arrest.

As a result of police investigation, Mathieu LAPIERRE, a 21-year-old Evanturel Township resident, has been charged with the following:

Uttering Threats – Cause Death (two counts), contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);

Assault a Peace Officer, contrary to section 270(1)(a) of the CC; and

Causing a Disturbance, contrary to section 175(1)(a) of the CC.

The accused has been released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice on August 27, 2019, in the City of Temiskaming Shores.

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