A MAN will appear in court today on multiple charges after allegedly assaulting police, resisting arrest and breaching an AVO.
About 2.40pm yesterday, officers from Mid North Coast Police District stopped a Holden Astra on Lord St, Kempsey, and sighted a man in the front passenger seat, who police will allege was in breach of an AVO.
When officers placed the man under arrest, he allegedly swung his arm and struck a male Senior Constable in the ear with the handcuff and pushed a male Sergeant, before fleeing the scene on foot.
A perimeter was established to locate him and at about 5pm, the man was found by the Dog Unit down a steep embankment near the Macleay River, where he was stuck in dense vegetation.
The 35-year-old Taree man was arrested and freed from the riverbank before being taken to Kempsey Police Station and charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO, resist arrest, assault police, escape police custody and enter inclosed land without lawful excuse.
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He was refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court today.
The Senior Constable was treated for minor cuts and abrasions.
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