Three men charged in connection with an assault on a Sylvan Lake police officer appeared in Red Deer provincial court today to face charges including aggravated assault.
All three men had their cases adjourned to Wednesday, when they will return to court.
A Sylvan Lake Mountie who tried to break up a fight early Sunday morning had several men turn on him.
The RCMP officer was called to a report of an assault on Lakeshore Drive and 51st Street. When he arrived, he found a seriously injured male on the ground being kicked in the head by another man.
He jumped to the victim’s aid, pulling the suspect away.
Sylvan Lake RCMP say that when the officer was trying to handcuff the suspect and put him in the police vehicle, he was attacked by the father of the suspect as well as another relative. The original suspect then joined in the assault, said police.
The Mountie used pepper spray to fend off the three, who then fled.
Police say the injured Mountie was able to catch one man on foot, with the help of a civilian.
Another eyewitness to the fight was able to help police track down another of the accused. The original suspect was found in the area and arrested by other RCMP who came to the aid of their colleague.
Police say the victim in the fight as well as the Mountie were treated in Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Both have been released.
Danton Rick Tuck, 18, of Sylvan Lake, has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer, escaping lawful custody, and resisting arrest. He was further charged with assault in connection with an alleged victim who was hit prior to police arrival.
Richard Ivan Tuck, 39, of Sylvan Lake, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and disobeying a court order.
Stuart Wayne Gilmour, 28, of Calgary, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer as well as obstructing a peace officer.