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Repeat Offender Arrested In Hensall – Armed Robbery, Tractor Jacking, Etc.

(HURON EAST, ON) – A Huron County resident is facing ten criminal charges following some harrowing moments that took place this weekend near Hensall. 

At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Huron County Paramedic Services received several calls about a possible impaired driver that just rolled a vehicle at the intersection of Walnut Road and Morrison Line. 

Following the crash the accused confronted a passerby that stopped at the crash scene. The accused brandished a weapon and attempted to steal the passerby’s vehicle. After his failed attempt the accused fled the scene on foot to a nearby farmhouse where he attempted to steal another vehicle. After this second failed carjacking the accused located and started up a farm tractor that was on the property.     

The tractor owner attempted to stop the accused however the accused set the tractor in motion and began driving dangerously around the property. The owner clung onto the side of the tractor as he tried to gain control of the machine. The owner was able to veer the tractor away from the residence however the tractor collided with a large tree on the property. Ultimately the owner gained control of the tractor and got it stopped.  Upon doing so the accused exited the machine and once again took off running.

Moments later police arrived on scene whereupon they located the accused running in a nearby field.  A conducted energy weapon was utilized by officers to gain control of the out of control subject.

Justin FIELD, 30 years of age from Central Huron has been charged with:

  • Robbery with Intent
  • Robbery with a Weapon
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Resist a Peace Officer
  • Operation While Prohibited
  • Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order – Two Counts
  • Possession of a Weapon Contrary to a Prohibition Order
  • Operation While Impaired

The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 31, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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