Marmora man charged for allegedly biting OPP officer, causing disturbance at library

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A Marmora and Lake man is facing charges after allegedly causing a disturbance trying to attend the local library when it was closed, then biting an OPP officer who tried to take him into custody.

OPP report that officers responded to the reported disturbance on April 18, shortly before 2:30 p.m. A man was reported to be causing a disturbance and trying to get into the library, even though it was closed.

Officers located the individual, who police say became “belligerent” and resisted officers’ attempts to speak with him.

The man continued to resist when officers attempted to take him into custody. During a later interaction, one officer was bitten by the individual and an attempt was made to bite another officer, police say.

Jayden Van Allen, age 22, of Marmora and Lake, has been charged with:

  • Assaulting a peace officer – two counts
  • Causing a disturbance – two counts
  • Fail to comply with a Probation Order – three counts

Charges have not been proven in court.

The accused was held in custody, with a bail hearing scheduled before the Ontario court of Justice in Belleville on April 19, 2024.

The accused also has two outstanding warrants in other parts of Ontario, as well as one in New Brunswick.

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