Bonnyville man faces 24 charges linked to assault of Mountie

44 year old Travis Peter Slipchuk allegedly attacked the officer in the parking lot of a Cold Lake Walmart on July 7

A man accused of beating a Cold Lake RCMP officer with her own baton is facing 24 charges including attempted murder.

Bonnyville resident Travis Peter Slipchuk allegedly attacked the officer in the parking lot of a Cold Lake Walmart on July 7th.

Police said the assault began after the Mountie spotted a stolen vehicle and attempted to arrest a man who then punched her in the head, stole her baton and struck her in the head several times.

The man reportedly fled when a passerby intervened, but police say he took the baton with him and threatened another driver with it.

He was later arrested without incident after police disabled his vehicle on Highway 28.

The RCMP officer suffered serious but non life threatening injuries and went to hospital.

Slipchuk faces charges of attempted murder, theft and attempted theft of a weapon from a peace officer, assault with a weapon, vehicle theft, and many more.

Slipchuk will appear in Cold Lake Court on July 22nd.

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