A man arrested in Inuvik in connection with armed robberies faces additional charges after police said he assaulted officers while in custody.
Corey Cardinal was arrested on January 21, three days after he and Timothy McKay were alleged to have committed three robberies in the Whitehorse area.
Inuvik RCMP said they apprehended Cardinal at an Inuvik home and escorted him to the detachment’s cells.
“Once at the detachment, and while being lodged in cells, the suspect became aggressive,” RCMP said in a news release on Tuesday. “During this time, RCMP members were assaulted and received non-life threatening injuries.”
RCMP said Cardinald would now face charges of assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm, resisting arrest, and breach of probation – in addition to the existing robbery and theft charges.
Both McKay and Cardinal have since been brought back to Whitehorse, police said.