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Suspect who allegedly spit on RCMP officer charged with assault

Spitter charged with assault

Kelowna RCMP have one man in custody after he was arrested for allegedly breaking and entering into a home on the 1300 block of Alder Court in Kelowna on Saturday.

The suspect, 39-year-old Jesse Hyde, added insult and possible infection to his list of charges after he allegedly spat in the arresting officer's face when he was taken into custody just after 4 p.m on Saturday.

RCMP tell Castanet the residence is vacant right now as its being renovated. The owner reported hearing someone inside and called the police to report the break-in.

Kelowna RCMP and RCMP police service dog “Ice” attended the residence and caught the suspect red-handed but when Hyde was placed under arrest he spit in the face of one of the officers.

“Spitting on anyone is always a serious assault,” says Cpl Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP. “But to do so in this current pandemic is particularly unacceptable.”

The BC Prosecution Service has approved charges of break and enter with intent, and aggravated assault on a police officer against 39-year-old Kelowna resident Jesse Hyde. He remains in custody.



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