Man jailed for resisting arrest

Published on September 4, 2014
Prince County Courthouse.

SUMMERSIDE  - A 20-year-old Summerside man was sentenced to six days in jail after pleading guilty in Summerside provincial court Thursday to resisting arrest and mischief.


Summerside police were called to a Russell Street apartment on July 6, after receiving a call about a disturbance at the residence.

Police were met at the door by a woman who told them that she and her boyfriend had had an argument and he punched a hole in the wall and that he had just left the apartment.

Upon a search of the premises, police discovered Brody MacDonald in the kitchen.

Police told MacDonald he was under arrest for mischief.

As an officer put his hand on MacDonald’s left arm he pulled away and told police he wasn’t leaving.

The officer warned MacDonald not to resist and again MacDonald pulled away.

MacDonald continued to resist arrest until two other police officers came in and helped wrestle the accused to the floor. He was handcuffed and removed from the residence.

There were three children in the apartment at the time of the incident but none were present in the room where the argument or arrest took place.

In handing down the sentence, Judge Jeff Lantz said MacDonald only made matters worse for himself by resisting arrest. He added that although the children were not present in the same room they could have heard the altercations.

Lantz sentenced MacDonald to five days custody on the charge of resisting arrest and one day in jail, concurrent, on the mischief charge.

MacDonald was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of $200.