Court: Man fought with police during arrest

By Susan Gamble, Brantford Expositor

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)


A Fisherville man who resisted arrest and tried to disarm a police officer in Simcoe in July was sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail in Simcoe court recently.

Julian Christopher Swannell, 25, was arrested in May for using a stolen credit card and again in July when he came to the attention of Norfolk OPP street crime unit officers patrolling the Cedar Street area in Simcoe.

Swannell was riding a bike when the officers approached him but he dropped the wheels and jumped a fence. When the police found him again, he fought them and was charged with disarming an officer and assault with the intent of resisting arrest.

In court, Swannell pleaded guilty to two counts of assault to resist arrest, possessing stolen property, giving a false name to try to avoid arrest, and obstructing a police officer.

He also pleaded guilty to using two stolen debit and credit cards in May.

Justice Kevin Sherwood sentenced him to 40 days of time that was credited as already having been served and another 50 days in jail. Swannell will remain on probation for two years and must submit a sample of his DNA to the national offenders registry.