'I'm going to kill you, Lou': man threatened RCMP officer

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Souris-area man jailed four months for assaulting, threatening to kill Mountie in fracas outside bar

Black Rafter Lounge

GEORGETOWN — An RCMP officer feared for her life last month when an intoxicated Souris-area man assaulted and threatened to kill her following an altercation outside a local tavern.

In an agreed statement of facts, Constable Lou Ann McQuaid told provincial court she was head-butted and almost blacked out after being hit on the side of the head by Desmond John “Robbie” Outhouse.

“I’m going to kill you, Lou,’’ Outhouse was quoted as saying during the fracas outside the Black Rafter Lounge May 18.

McQuaid had arrived around 2:15 p.m. to help Const. Bonnie Hodder deal with the disturbance, but it took a female off-duty Halifax police officer and two more local men on the scene to stop Outhouse from his attack.

McQuaid was known to the accused and she told court she thought she might be able to calm him down after he was barred from entering the establishment.

The 23-year-old hurled expletives at the female officer and hit her so hard she “saw stars”.

“I am ashamed of my actions and it is totally out of character for me to act this way,’’ said Outhouse during the sentencing hearing where he apologized to his family and the police.

Judge Nancy Orr was told Outhouse had been carrying a letter of apology for McQuaid since a few days after the incident.

Outhouse was sentenced to four months in jail for assault, uttering threats, resisting arrest and causing a disturbance — plus $400 for victims’ services and a two-year probation.

He is also barred from the Black Rafter Lounge.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: GEORGETOWN, Halifax

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  • taz
    June 24, 2014 - 11:57

    any man, but not a man in this case who would hit a women, more so a officer should have gotten a lot more time, that was a slap in the wrist. Even if it was a male officer, have you ever got head butted it comes out of no where. I know a few guys that this happened to and they were waiting for a punch, but got head butted instead. But the thing is you should never hit a women. I know she has to put herself in harms way to protect, that's her job, but to be hit, threated and the guy gets a slap on the wrist, doesn't seem right.

  • Regular Joe
    Regular Joe
    June 18, 2014 - 19:59

    This is the result of an officer not following procedures and not following protocol that were taught in training . The actions of this officer could have resulted in serious harm to people involved . They need to be given a desk job or suspension for a while with some retraining . This is how situations like this go bad and people get injured . If your not up to the job or can't follow training guidelines for these situations then RCMP is likely not the proper career choice for you . Odd how details like this seem to get glossed over and it all is the fault of the intoxicated person . What excuse does the officer have for trying to be the hero ,not following proper procedures and ignoring training they were taught for these situations .

  • Disgusted
    June 18, 2014 - 01:37

    "I am going to kill you"! Excuse my French this idiot was lucky he wasn't shot. The constable would have been completely justified sending him into the next life.That should have been his sentence. I can't believe what small-minded people expect our police to put up with. A letter saying I am sorry doesn't cut it. Our police deserve better justice .

    • don
      June 18, 2014 - 07:24

      i wonder how long the jerk would get if that was a judge or a mla he hit? but i guess he can only serve one life in jail lol. but what he got is a joke and insult to all. it is sending a message to all drunks on PEI i can do what i want to police and i only get a few days in jail. hell you get more time for stealing a apple.

  • Audrey Wallace
    June 17, 2014 - 21:03

    Four months is not enough !! We have to start sending a STRONG message that we are going to protect the people that put their lives @ risk everyday protecting us the people. And yes Katie, give your head a shake !!!! Only for those 3 other people it could have turned out very different. It's funny how people use being drunk for their actions. This was a very serious situation.

    • don
      June 17, 2014 - 21:58

      if in a few months he carries out his threat.Katie you need help the guy that told his friends in moncton he was going to kill police what did they do nothing. they thought he was joking. well you narrow minded child. you said "I'm not sure how one drunk kid at a bar relates to three slain RCMP officers," all it takes is one person. now tell me how many drunks have you dealt with in you short life time? i no mean 3-4 beers i mean DRUNKS? well i have dealt as a bouncer for 21 years i have dealt with my share and most of the time when they are really drunk the mean what they say. i think you should learn a little more about your friend or your family member as it sounds like you care for this drunken ass. lets hope and pray that nothing happens down the road.. if it does i wonder how you will talk then?

  • toughen the laws
    June 17, 2014 - 16:28

    Re Katie! Give your head a shake! ! ! Wow! It took the aid of 3 others to get this drunk away from this woman police officer! Lucky for her and maybe for him that they were there! It is a very real connection between Moncton police and this incident! I agree that 2 years minimum should have been the time...along with AA and probation. This might deter this *sloppy* ((no he was DRUNK!) 23 year old ADULT and he might not offend again.Katie think if the police officer was your friend instead of this drunk..would your views be a little less biased? ( I know none of the involved).Judges Toughen up on crime -we never thought what happened in Moncton could happen so close to home.

    • don
      June 17, 2014 - 22:05

      i would like o see the law be set up that if you threaten a police officer you get a min 5 years in prison and if you kill a police officer you get life and a day. and katie needs to grow up. he boyfriend or what ever he is to her i wonder what she would be saying if it was her on the other end of his fist? or if the 3 people were not there and the police officer had to use her gun to save her life? again katie you need to live a few years.

  • Chad
    June 17, 2014 - 16:23

    You people need to give your head a shake and shut your mouth when you don't know what your talking about I know the kid your talking about and he's not a bad guy he had a few to man drinks and acted like a idiot and I know him enough to know that's he's sorry for what he did so next time you wanna shoot off make sure you know what your taking about

      June 17, 2014 - 17:05

      Chad... It's you who needs to give their head a shake. This animal head butted an RCMP officer and it tokk 3 people to get him of her. He also threatened to kill her and you think he is a nice guy? It makes one wonder about you. His name aptly suits him.

    • To Chad
      June 17, 2014 - 19:00

      Hey Chad. Not sure what culture you come from when a 23 year old is a kid. He wasn't a kid 5 years ago man. He got drunk, thought he was a tough guy, and hit a woman. Not sure how you can defend a guy for that. Friend or no friend, he made a big mistake. No excuses. Especially saying that he's a kid....cuz he's not. I'm sure he regrets what he did and hopefully he can make amends for what he did. We all deserve a second chance.

  • don
    June 17, 2014 - 09:39

    how drunk was the useless drunk. 4 months not enough. Orr remember NB we lost 3 fine officers due to an dumb ass this bum should get 2 years min and 10 year probation.

    • Carmen
      June 17, 2014 - 10:08

      I'd say he was Pretty S--- Faced...barred.. too drunk to be served, but then again, how did he get That drunk? Bartender not paying attention, he came in 3 sheets to the wind already? Maybe some counselling is in order, for someone to get that wasted, and spew such comments, and, assault an officer of the law.... nip it in the bud, and perhaps... save some lives!

    • Katie
      June 17, 2014 - 11:14

      Are you for real, "Don"? I'm not sure how one drunk kid at a bar relates to three slain RCMP officers, or why his sentence should in any way reflect that tragedy. I think four months is plenty of time. His sentence should really have included that he attend AA meetings and get the help he clearly needs to get sober. And yes, we should take threats seriously - but put it into context: This 23-year-old got a little too sloppy (it happens) and threatened someone he knew, in a drunken stupor. I'm sure the kid never meant he really wanted to actually kill the officer. Yes, it's wrong he hit the officer, but his sentence is definitely sufficient. .

    • don
      June 18, 2014 - 07:29

      katie. read what you said and think if you can? "I'm not sure how one drunk kid at a bar relates to three slain RCMP officers," if not i'll tell you the kids as you call him is 23, and he said he was going to kill the officer the guy in NB said he was going to kill officers does that help you?