Howick Methamphetamine Bust – Officer Assaulted – Murray THORNTON Arrested Again

(HOWICK, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Howick Township man with numerous criminal charges following an incident that took place in Howick yesterday morning.

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on April 29, 2020 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a residence on Harriston Road for a family dispute.

The homeowner requested police attend his residence to help remove a family member from his place. Police arrived on scene and located the uncooperative subject. Upon asking the male subject to leave the residence he refused and postured to police in a threatening manner.

The accused failed to comply with the requests of the officers and resisted arrest. The accused also assaulted one of the arresting officers causing a minor injury to the officer. Ultimately, the officers gained control of the subject and he was taken into custody.

A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine. In addition, it was also learned the accused was currently serving a probation sentence and was failing to abide by several conditions of his release.

Murray THORNTON, 58 years of age, from Howick Township is facing the following charges:

Assault a Peace Officer

Obstruct a Peace Officer

Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

Fail to Comply with Probation Order – Six Counts

The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for May 4, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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