Two get bail in Mountie attack

Two of three men alleged to have attacked a Sylvan Lake Mountie were released on bail late Wednesday.

Two of three men alleged to have attacked a Sylvan Lake Mountie were released on bail late Wednesday.

Richard Ivan Tuck, 39, of Sylvan Lake, who is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and disobeying a court order and Stuart Wayne Gilmour, 28, of Calgary, charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer as well as obstructing a peace officer, both return to court today.

They were released following a bail review.

Danton Rick Tuck, 18, of Sylvan Lake, who is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer, escaping lawful custody, and resisting arrest, will have a bail hearing today.

Danton Tuck is also charged with assault in connection with another alleged victim.

He couldn’t have his review on Wednesday because Murray Shack, a Legal Aid Society of Alberta lawyer, who represented Danton Tuck’s father, couldn’t represent the son at the same time.

The three accused were arrested early last Sunday morning when a Sylvan Lake Mountie, who tried to break up a fight, had several men turn on him, police said.

The civilian victim was being beaten up outside a bar on Lakeshore Drive when the officer arrived, police said.

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.

Police say the victim in the fight as well as the Mountie were treated in hospital and later released.

— copyright Red Deer Advocate