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

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

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Published on June 17, 2014
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.