A man who led police on a foot chase earlier this week through a wood in Cape Breton has pleaded guilty to causing bodily harm to a police officer and breach of probation.

Andrew Joseph Pottie was originally charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest but those charges were withdrawn during a hearing Wednesday in provincial court in Port Hawkesbury.

Pottie was sentenced to six months in jail and 12 months' probation.

The RCMP has said one of its officers was treated for minor injuries Monday after a struggle during an arrest.

The Mounties say the officer was trying to arrest the 36-year-old man for a breach of a court order along Highway 4 near River Tillard before he fled into nearby woods.

He was arrested about an hour later with the help of a police dog and later treated for a dog bite.