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Suspect who allegedly assaulted Winnipeg police skips court date

Corey Clifford Whitford.
Corey Clifford Whitford. Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg police are looking for a man from Amaranth, Man., who they say assaulted a police officer in December 2017.

Police said Corey Clifford Whitford, 46, cut an off-duty police officer with a knife and assaulted a patrol officer in an attempt to flee.

Whitford was charged with numerous offences related to this incident.

At a scheduled court date Wednesday, however, Whitford didn’t show.

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Police have a warrant out for his arrest, and are asking the public’s help in locating him.

Whitford is described as 5’8″, 208 lbs, with a heavy build, brown hair (possibly a shaved head) and brown eyes.

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Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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