A Strathroy man is facing 24 charges after a police officer was assaulted and guns and drugs were confiscated during a traffic stop early Tuesday.
According to Strathroy-Caradoc Police, a suspicious vehicle was observed in the north end of the town just before 3:00 a.m.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver evaded police, investigators said. The vehicle was located a short distance away and when officers approached, there was a confrontation with the suspect.
One officer was assaulted with a weapon, police said.
A 28-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody.
During their investigation police said they found a loaded pistol and other weapons in the vehicle, as well as a quantity of drugs.
The charges against the accused include:
- assaulting a peace officer with a weapon
- resisting arrest
- flight from a police officer
- possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order
- carrying a concealed weapon
- possession of a dangerous weapon
- Five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Three counts of failing to comply with a release order
The accused is being held in custody and is to appear in a court a later date.