Man charged with assaulting RCMP officers in Inuvik while being lodged in cells

Corey Cardinal photo courtesy of Whitehorse RCMP

A suspect arrested by RCMP for armed robberies and break and enter in Whitehorse has now been charged with assaulting Mounties in Inuvik.

According to a news release from police, Corey Cardinal, who was arrested in Inuvik last weekend, is now facing two charges of assaulting a police officer causing bodily harm, two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of resisting arrest.

Mounties have not said whether any officers needed medical treatment.

RCMP were alerted to the fact that Cardinal was in Inuvik after they arrested his alleged accomplice in the Whitehorse robberies earlier this month, also in Inuvik.

Timothy McKay is facing the same robbery charges Cardinal is in connection with the Whitehorse crimes.

“Once at the detachment, and while being lodged in cells, the suspect (Cardinal) became aggressive,” RCMP state. “During this time, RCMP members were assaulted and received non-life threatening injuries.

Both Cardinal and McKay have been escorted back to Whitehorse to face charges there.

It’s unclear when or where Cardinal will face his new charges in court.




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John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.