WINNIPEG - A man accused of assaulting a police officer with a knife has failed to show up for his court date. As a result an arrest warrant has been issued and police are asking for the public's assistance finding him.
The incident happened on December 1, 2017 at 3:30 am. when a police officer was leaving work. He was walking to his personal car when he saw someone trying to break in. He identified himself as a police officer and tried to restrain him but the suspect lunged at him with a knife and cut him on the arm.
More officers arrived and he managed to assault another officer while trying to get away.
46 year-old Corey Whitford from Amaranth, Manitoba was charged and was due in court on November 28, 2018. He failed to appear.
Whitford is 5’8” in height, 208 lbs, heavy build, with brown hair (possibly a shaved head) and brown eyes. Anyone with information that may assist investigators in locating Whitford is asked to contact 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).