Domestic dispute leads to several charges

Domestic dispute leads to several charges

A Sturgeon Falls man faces several charges today following a domestic dispute which occurred while he and his female partner were visiting North Bay.

On Tuesday August 25th at approximately 11:45 a.m., a concerned citizen contacted police to report a heated verbal argument between a man and a woman which was heard coming from the bush near the tracks off Main Street West. Following an investigation, North Bay Police arrested and charged a 31-year old Sturgeon Falls man with:

  • One count of forcible confinement;
  • Two counts of assault;
  • One count of assault with a weapon;
  • One count of uttering threats; and
  • Two counts of breach of probation.

It is alleged that a verbal argument between the couple turned violent when the accused physically assaulted her, prevented her from leaving the area, used a tree branch to hit her and threatened her.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

In the interest of protecting the identity of the victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of this incident, the North Bay Police Service 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.

Police thank concerned citizens who report suspicious activity
If you are a witness to suspected criminal activity that is in progress, please call 911 immediately to report the incident to police.