Teen ordered to apologize for threatening cop

By Taylor MacPherson
September 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

A Prince Albert teenager will have to pen a letter of apology after he attacked and threatened a police officer during an alcohol-fueled domestic incident.

Prosecutor Linh Le said police were called to an apartment in the 1200-block of 28th St. E. on Aug. 24 after a neighbour reported a man and woman fighting loudly in the hallway. When a city police officer arrived, Le said he found 18-year-old Justin Bayko arguing with an unidentified woman. Bayko immediately began swearing at the officer, Le said, then rushed towards the constable and grabbed his vest in an attempt to tackle him.

The officer sent his youthful attacker to the ground with a two-handed push, Le said, and was able to handcuff Bayko after a brief struggle on the ground. Once the rowdy teen was restrained, Le said he told the officer “I’m going to slice your… throat when I get out.”

Bayko pleaded guilty to uttering threats of bodily harm yesterday in a Prince Albert courtroom, and was given a nine-month conditional discharge with conditions requiring him to attend counselling for anger management and abstain from alcohol. He was also ordered to write a letter of apology to the officer he threatened and pay a $100 fine.


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