Charges laid after police respond to barricaded person in South Mountain

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NORTH DUNDAS — A disturbance at a South Mountain residence led to the arrest of two North Dundas residents in connection with the Oct. 8 incident on Nelson Road.

The SD&G OPP responded to the address shortly after 8:30 a.m. As a result of the situation, according to the detachment, assistance was also sought from the Emergency Response Team, Canine unit and crisis negotiators with the mobile crisis response team.

The SD&G OPP says that officers were confronted by a woman with a weapon at the home. After an interaction with officers, she barricaded herself in the residence and threatened to kill them if they entered, according to the detachment.

A family member attended the scene and was arrested after confronting the officers, according to the detachment.

Following some negotiations, the barricaded woman was arrested without incident. Police say she struck an officer while in custody.

The SD&G OPP reports that Amy Cox, 28, of North Dundas is charged with:

• Assault a peace officer with a weapon – Criminal Code 270.01(1)(a)

• Assault a peace officer – CC – 270(1)(a)

• Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm – CC – 264.1(1)(a)

• Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose – CC – 88

She was held in custody for a scheduled appearance in Cornwall court.

The SD&G OPP also reports that Steve Cox, 61, of North Dundas is charged with obstructing a peace officer.

He was released from custody to appear Nov. 30 in Morrisburg court.


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