Officer Head Butted – BOYS Arrested

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – At approximately 9:15 p.m. on January 18, 2020, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a disturbance on St. Andrew Street East in the Town of Fergus. It was reported that a person was out of control at a restaurant, yelling at staff and causing a disturbance.

OPP attended and located the suspect near the restaurant who appeared to be intoxicated. Officers were arresting the suspect for public intoxication when they became combative and head-butted the officer. Search incident to arrest revealed a large quantity of cannabis on the suspect.

As a result of the investigation, Mark Daniel BOYS, 31-years-old of Fergus, was charged with Assault a Peace Officer, Possession of over 30 grams of Dried Cannabis and Being Intoxicated in a Public Place. The accused is scheduled to appear on February 18, 2020, at the Ontario court of justice – Guelph.

Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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