THREE MILE PLAINS, N.S. – Windsor District RCMP have re-apprehended a suspect after he fled from custody following an altercation where he assaulted police officers.
According to an RCMP press release Kerry Lee Sampson was arrested by members of the Windsor RCMP Detachment without incident at a residence in Three Mile Plains at approximately 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 after he resisted arrest a day earlier.
Shortly after 12 p.m., on Oct. 27, 31-year-old Kerry Lee Sampson was arrested by members of the Windsor RCMP Detachment at a residence on Stannus Street in Windsor for an alleged court order violation.
Sampson resisted arrest and is alleged to have assaulted police officers during this incident.
RCMP officers discharged an energy weapon on Sampson during this altercation, according to a press release.
Sampson was then brought into police custody and taken to hospital for treatment.
At approximately 5 p.m., Sampson was released from the hospital and back into police custody.
On their way back to the Windsor Detachment, the officers stopped at the Stannus Street residence for Sampson to pick up some necessary personal belongings.
During this stop at the residence, Sampson fled from police on foot.
The officers immediately chased after Sampson, however they were unable to locate and apprehend him.
An earlier press release said numerous resources were deployed in an effort to locate him with an arrest warrant being issued.
The description of Sampson at the time said he was wearing grey sweat pants, a hospital gown and no shoes at the time of his escape.
His hands were also handcuffed when he fled from police.
He was later reported as being spotted in different apparel and without handcuffs on Panuke Road before his eventual arrest in Three Mile Plains.
Sampson remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial Court Monday, Oct. 30, at 10:00 a.m. to answer to numerous charges including:
· Failure to comply with conditions of Undertaking X 2
· Assault on Police Officer X 2
· Resists/Obstruct Peace Officer
· Escape Custody
In a press release the RCMP thanked the public and media for their assistance.
This isn’t the first time Sampson has attempted to flee from police custody.