(BURPEE TOWNSHIP, ON) – On November 22, 2020, members of the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Highway 540 in Evansville.
Police were called by the complainant who stated they feared for their safety after a verbal and physical altercation that had recently taken place. Police attended the residence but the accused had already departed on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). After police investigation it was alleged that the accused had assaulted the complainant multiple times and used a firearm in a threatening manner.
The OPP’s Canine Unit, Emergency Response Team Members (ERT), Crisis Negotiators and the Critical Incident Command (CIC), Tactics and Rescue Units (TRU), and Helicopter assisted with the investigation.
The 35 year old from Burpee Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with:
Assault With A Weapon – Spousal, contrary to section 267(b) of the Criminal Code (CC),
Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Spousal, contrary to section 267(b) of the CC,
Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the CC,
Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC,
Failure to Comply with Undertaking (three counts), contrary to section 145(4)(a) of the CC.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Gore Bay on November 23, 2020. The OPP will not be releasing the name in order to protect the identity of the victim.