Charges Laid in Altercation at Batchewana FN

Opp Cruiser

SAULT STE MARIE – On July 30, 2017 at approximately 1:58AM EDT officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS) were dispatched to a residence on the Batchewana First Nation in response to the report of an altercation between several persons known to each other.

A female victim received serious physical injuries as a result of the altercation and required medical treatment.

As a result of police investigation a thirty-three-year-old male from Batchewana First Nation was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm contrary to section 267 (b) Criminal Code (CC)
  • Assault contrary to section 266 CC
  • Fail To Comply With Conditions of Undertaking contrary to section 145(5.1) CC

The accused was held in custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on August 2, 2017.