Man charged with assaulting Mountie

A Kamloops-area police officer is back at work following an incident last week that left her with minor injuries and landed a man in handcuffs.

Michael Edward Babcock is facing one count each of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and obstructing a peace officer, all stemming from an incident in Barriere on Nov. 15.

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Details of the allegations against Babcock have not yet been made public, but RCMP Const. Jennifer Szezepaniak is named in charging documents as the victim.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the injured Mountie did not miss any work due to the incident.

Babcock was scheduled to appear in Kamloops provincial court Thursday for a bail hearing.

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