Napanee OPP are searching for a 35-year-old South Frontenac man wanted for a slew of charges including assault with a weapon and sexual assault on a person under 16.
On Tuesday at 11:20 a.m., officers stopped to offer assistance to two motorists on Beechwood Road in the town of Greater Napanee. The officer recognized one of the men as a John Macdonald who is currently wanted by Napanee OPP for assault with a weapon and by Frontenac OPP for sexual assault on a person under the age of 16 and failing to comply with his Probation Order.
According to police, when officers approached, the accused and the second man ran back to their vehicles and fled. MacDonald was driving a red Ford F150. The second vehicle was a white GMC Sierra which had no plates and was later determined to be stolen. When police attempted to stop the white truck the man refused to stop. He was driving head on into oncoming traffic and attempted to cause a collision with the police vehicle. The police stopped following the vehicle for public safety.
The vehicle was located shortly after by officers with the Tyendinaga Police Service and the man was found after he fled on foot. The man was apprehended by the OPP Emergency Response Unit and transported to hospital; he was released and transported to the Napanee Detachment of the OPP.
The second male was identified as Sean Harvey a 37-year-old male from Bath. Harvey has been charged with Flight while being pursued by a Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Property obtained by Crime, Possession of Stolen Property and Driving under Suspension.
The accused was held and will attend the Ontario Court of Justice today for bail court.
The Ford F150 driven by MacDonald was located abandoned a short time later by an officer with the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau. Members with the OPP Tactical Response Unit, Emergency Response Unit and Canine Unit conducted a major search of the area with negative results.
MacDonald is additionally charged with Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5000, Driving while Disqualified and Mischief over $5000.
At this time the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may follow.
The OPP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating MacDonald. He is wanted and considered dangerous. Please do not approach him. Call 911.
Napanee OPP would like to hear from anyone with information in relation to this incident. Please call Napanee OPP 613-354-3369 or 1-888-310-1122 or report anonymously at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 or online with tipsubmit.com.