On August 21, 2022, at approximately 10:50 pm, Steinbach RCMP received a 911 report of a motor vehicle collision involving a deer that occurred on Provincial Road 302, near Provincial Road 303, located five kilometres south of La Broquerie.
While the female passenger was talking to 911, the male driver took the phone and advised everything was fine. When questioned further by the 911 operator, the male became belligerent and hung up the phone.
Officers attended to the scene and as they arrived, the 62-year-old female passenger exited the vehicle and advised the officers that there had been no collision with a deer but that she had been assaulted by the male driver.
As the officers approached the 36-year-old male to effect an arrest, he became combative and struck both officers repeatedly before he could be physically restrained with the assistance of other arriving officers.
After his arrest, the accused, who continued his combative and belligerent behaviour, was taken to hospital for the injuries he sustained during his arrest. He was treated and released back into police custody where he was lodged in cells overnight.
The two officers who had been assaulted were both taken to hospital when they were treated and released.
Richard Larocque, 36, from Vita, was remanded into custody on charges of Assault, Aggravated Assault x2, Uttering Threats x2 and Resisting Arrest x2 for a court appearance in Winnipeg scheduled for August 23, 2022.
Steinbach RCMP continue to investigate.