Winnipeg man behind bars after assaulting, escaping from police
A Winnipeg man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting police in a traffic stop gone wrong.
Police said they were patrolling in Transcona on Tuesday when they stopped a vehicle and discovered that there was a warrant out for the arrest of a man in the car.
The man struggled with officers, said police, and tried to disarm them when they brought out a taser.
He managed to escape, and after a short foot chase – in which the man tried to carjack several vehicles – officers took him into custody.
Leslie Shane Wolf Stapleton, 27, faces charges of resisting a peace officer, escaping lawful custody, disarming a peace officer, two counts of robbery, and two counts of assaulting a peace officer.
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