Man who fled RCMP by driving into police car arrested

A 29-year-old man from Harewood, N.B., had a brief court appearance this week for multiple occasions of fleeing from the Sussex RCMP.

Denver Black appeared via tele-remand on Wednesday in Saint John Provincial Court after being arrested for several incidents involving police.

Sussex RCMP tried to stop Black’s vehicle on April 4 in Berwick, north of Sussex, for a traffic violation, but he didn’t pull over.

“The driver eventually pulled into a parking lot and police were able to confirm the identity of the driver, who was known to police,” reads an April news release from the Sussex RCMP.

Police say Black drove into a police car, backed up and hit it a second time, causing significant damages, before he fled the scene.

Denver Black, 29, was arrested for multiple occasions of fleeing the Sussex RCMP. (Submitted: Sussex RCMP)

Mounties issued an arrest warrant for Black on April 14 for assaulting a police officer, failing to stop, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The warrant also said Black was wanted for charges of operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, mischief to a police vehicle, and failing to comply with a probation order.

“On May 2, members of the Hampton and Caledonia Region RCMP detachments located Denver Black at a residence in Elgin, N.B.,” reads a news release from the Sussex RCMP.

“He attempted to flee from police, but was arrested without incident minutes later.”

After Black’s Wednesday court appearance, he was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return before a judge on May 31.