Police have arrested a Beaverton man who allegedly assaulted an officer and eluded arrest for more than four days.
Justin Robert King, 30, was apprehended Wednesday (June 13) afternoon by Durham Regional Police. The search reportedly started late Friday (June 8) after police responded to an alleged breach of bail conditions. They located him at his residence on Simcoe Street, but King allegedly resisted arrest and pushed and shoved an officer. He was able to break free and escape.
Area residents reported seeing a number of police cruisers, the K9 unit as well as the helicopter multiple times throughout the weekend through to the arrest, which came at the Beaverton Harbour.
No information was released by police until Monday (June 11), when a DRPS representative told The Brock Voice “we are still looking for him,” and “there was never a threat to the safety of the community.”
At that time, police said they would be able to release additional information once the suspect had been apprehended.
It wasn’t until Wednesday morning that police confirmed the identity of the accused and encouraged him to turn himself into police.
Prior to his Wednesday arrest, King was expected to appear in Oshawa court on July 5 for the charges of break and enter, assault, two counts of breach of recognizance and one count of failure to comply.
King has now also been charged with assault police officer with a weapon, assault with intent to resist arrest, two counts of fail to comply with recognizance and escape lawful custody.