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Sylvan Lake man, 22, facing charges after police altercation

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP seeking witnesses following the incident

Sylvan Lake’s 22-year-old Dakota John Nole was charged with obstructing and assaulting a Fort Saskatchewan police officer on May 16.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on the day, police received a report of a man stumbling into traffic while crossing a bridge on Highway 15 near Fort Saskatchewan.

RCMP located the man walking on the side of the highway, but he allegedly refused to identify himself. A physical altercation ensued, resulting in minor injuries to the police officer.

With the assistance of another police officer and a passerby who stopped to assist, the Nole was taken into custody.

Nole was arrested and faces additional warrants in the three cities.

As part of a 2020 investigation, Cpl. Troy Savinkoff said Nole’s Red Deer warrants consisted of two counts of sexual assault, one count of uttering threats and one count of failing to appear in court.

Nole remains in custody with his next appearance in provincial court in Fort Saskatchewan set for June 2.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP are asking witnesses to contact investigators at 780-997-7900.