North Bay man faces charges following domestic dispute
Shortly after midnight this morning, North Bay Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in a North Bay home.
It is alleged that a heated verbal dispute between a woman and her husband turned violent when the man took custody of their newborn and threatened to harm the baby in front of her. The woman was able to safely remove the unharmed child from his possession and fled to another room in the home. The man responded by seizing a hand tool and using it to damage a computer monitor. He then pursued her with the tool and physically grabbed her. The woman was able to break free from his grasp to call police. Multiple officers responded and the man was immediately placed under arrest at their residence.
As a result of the police investigation, North Bay Police charged the 42-year old North Bay man with:
- One count of child endangerment;
- One count of assault;
- One count of assault with a weapon; and
- One count of mischief.
The accused was held in custody overnight awaiting a bail hearing today.
In order to protect the identity of the victims, North Bay Police will not be releasing the name of the accused.
Help is available for victims of domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence in an emergency situation and require immediate help, call 911. If you would like to talk to someone about your domestic situation but do not feel ready to talk to police, Victim Services of Nipissing District can provide you with emotional and practical support. For more information, call: 705-472-2649 or visit victimservicesnipissing.com.
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