A man remains in custody after allegedly threatening a child.
Around 5 p.m. on May 1, Ponoka RCMP were called to the area of 54 St. following a complaint that a six-year-old riding a bike had been threatened with bear spray.
Upon arrival, police spoke to witnesses that stated a man carrying a large bottle of liquor was walking on the sidewalk while the child was riding a bike, also on the sidewalk.
Police were told that a dog was heard growling, which seemed to agitate the man who then threatended to spray the child with bear spray.
It was noted the man then ran into his residence nearby.
Police attempted to get the man to come out, but ended up having to wait until a warrant was obtained to enter the home and arrest him with the assistance of the RCMP’s dog services unit.
Clinton Roy Green, 30, has been charged with eight separate counts that include utter threats, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and assault of a police officer.
Green is in custody pending a bail hearing on May 12.
“While this child was not physically injured, we appreciate it was a scary situation for the child and the family nonetheless” said Ponoka RCMP Cpl. Jeff Sehn.
“Incidents like this won’t be tolerated in our community, particularly at a time when citizens may feel vulnerable during this pandemic.”