On Nov. 12, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m., St. Paul RCMP responded to a report of an intoxicated male on Highway 36 near Cork Hall in St. Paul County.
An officer of the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) was near by and responded to the area. The suspect male was located on the side of the highway and arrested as a matter of ensuring his safety.
During the arrest the male resisted and assaulted the officer by striking him in the head, face, and neck. The officer was able to gain control of the male after deployment of a Taser. The suspect male was assessed by EMS and then transported to the St. Paul RCMP Detachment. The officer was transported to the hospital and later transferred by EMS to Edmonton for additional assessment and treatment for serious non-life threatening injuries.
Elmer Jackson (40) of Saddle Lake was charged with:
- Assault of a police officer causing bodily harm
- Resisting arrest
- Causing a disturbance
He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Nov. 28, 2019.
St. Paul RCMP would like to speak to an adult female who was pulled over at the scene prior to police attending and remained on scene to witness the incident until the male was taken into custody. The witness departed on Highway 36 before she could be identified and was driving a newer white Ford Edge. The witness is asked to contact St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or your local police.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released.