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Assault charges laid after Prince Albert RCMP officer injured during manhunt

Prince Albert police officers arrested Jade Ermine, 30, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

Charges have been laid after a Mountie was injured during a manhunt in Saskatchewan.

According to the Prince Albert Police Service, Jade Ermine became the subject of an extensive search following an “incident” on the afternoon of Aug. 20.

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The search for the 30-year-old man, who had several outstanding warrants, was conducted in the area west and north of Prince Albert.

During these search efforts, a Prince Albert RCMP officer was injured and taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police did not release any more details of how the officer was injured.

Ermine was arrested in Prince Albert on the morning of Aug. 21.

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RCMP recently announced he is facing new charges in relation to the previous incidents.

Those offences include resisting arrest, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, aggravated assault on a peace officer and flight from police.

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He is also facing charges for possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of break-in tools and mischief over $5,000.

Ermine has been remanded into custody until his next appearance via video link at Prince Albert provincial court on Aug. 23.

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