Police officers Memphr?magog (RPM) had to intervene at the Microbrasserie La Memphr?, the night of Saturday to Sunday, while Yves Dagenais, a 31-year-old man, threatened death of an employee with a knife. A little later, the same individual also threatened to kill a police officer who came to arrest him.
The suspect was expelled from the premises because of his behavior and condition, since he was heavily intoxicated. Shortly before the closing of the bar, around 2:40 am, the individual had been asked to leave the establishment.
“He would have first collaborated, but once on the sidewalk, he would have become aggressive. It was then that he took out his penknife and threatened the barman who had accompanied him with death. He left when he understood that the police had been called, “says Micka?l Laroche, a public relations officer at the RPM.
The individual, who has a heavy judicial record, particularly in terms of violence, was quickly located by peace officers. He would have resisted his arrest. “He even threatened to kill one of the police,” says Laroche.
The man appeared at the Sherbrooke courthouse Monday on charges of armed assault, uttering threats of death or bodily harm, intimidation of a person in the justice system and breach of probation concerning an earlier file. Indeed, he had conditions to respect, including those of not disturbing public order and to have good conduct.
The Magog police officers had a busy night on Sunday, since before intervening in La Memphre, they had arrested a 25-year-old man for driving with impaired alcohol. The man from Stanstead Township was traveling on Merry Street South in Magog before being intercepted in the courtyard of the McDonald’s restaurant.
The suspect was taken to the police station where he failed the breathalyzer test. He blew nearly double the allowable limit.
The man who has no antecedent will therefore face a criminal charge for impaired driving, in addition to having his driver’s license suspended for a period of 90 days.
Note that during the search of the individual, a bag containing a small amount of white substance was seized. This substance, which appeared to be cocaine, will be sent for analysis and a possible charge of possession of cocaine could be added.