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Man Assaulted Over Missing Pot Plant

A stolen pot plant was at the heart of a fight that ended with a 61-year-old St. Thomas man being charged with assault.

St. Thomas police say a 28-year-old man was accused of stealing the marijuana plant by a 61-year-old man on Catharine St. around 7pm Monday. The downtown confrontation, which had began as a verbal argument, quickly turned violent.

Police were called and arrested the 61-year-old man. He is charged with assault and was released on a promise to appear for court at a later date.