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Man Arrested After Assaulting Police Officer

Police_Line_Crime_Scene_2498847226.jpgA man has faced court following an assault on a police officer in Port Pirie.

Patrols located the man on The Terrace over the weekend.

Police tried to negotiate with the man who became aggressive before being capsicum sprayed and arrested.

He was taken to Port Pirie Police Station where he allegedly spat in an officer's face.

Enquiries revealed the man was also wanted in relation to the theft of alcohol from a liquor store in the township.

The 38-year-old from Port Pirie was charged with theft, breach of bail, behave in a disorderly manner and aggravated assault.

He appeared in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody to reappear at a later date.