Tennant Creek police have arrested an 18-year-old male after he attempted to escape from custody.
The male was being escorted from the Tennant Creek Watch House to court when he allegedly assaulted a police officer and fled on foot.
Whilst handcuffed, the man scaled a fence and fled before being apprehended by police on Limonite Street a short time later.
The police officer sustained abrasions to his hand.
The offender has been charged with:
- Escape Lawful Custody
- Assault Police
- Resist Police in the Execution of Duty
The offender has been remanded in custody until 1 March 2019.
Superintendent Kylie Anderson said police and other emergency services workers being assaulted when simply trying to do their job in maintaining a safer Northern Territory is completely unacceptable.
“We will push for the maximum penalty on assaults of any kind towards our police and emergency services members”.