Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador – Fifty-three-year-old Clifford Ellis is charged with numerous criminal offences following a traffic stop in Botwood on April 25, 2021.
Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP attempted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Commonwealth Drive in Botwood. The vehicle failed to stop for police and continued to travel until reaching a residence on Mill Road. Ellis exited the vehicle and displayed aggressive behaviours towards the officers and threatened to damage the police vehicle. He then resisted arrest and a physical altercation occurred. During the arrest process, Ellis assaulted the officer and attempted to remove the officer’s pistol from the holster but was unsuccessful. A taser was deployed and Ellis was taken into police custody.
Ellis attended court earlier this week and was remanded into custody.
He is charged with the following criminal offences:
Flight from Police
Assaulting a police officer
Attempting to disarm a police officer
Uttering threats to damage property
Uttering death threats
He attends court again today.
Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP
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