Numerous charges laid following domestic assault investigation by police

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Huron County OPP have a suspect in custody after laying dozens of charges following a recent domestic violence investigation.

On April 2nd, officers responded to a call from a residence in South Huron concerning a domestic disturbance that had just occurred. Police spoke with both parties involved and determined the accused had assaulted the victim with a weapon. Police also learned the accused threatened to kill the victim. When police attempted to arrest the accused they resisted and fled on foot, but police apprehended them after a short foot pursuit. Police searched the accused and found they were in possession of a prohibited switchblade knife.

As a result, a 33-year-old South Huron resident faces numerous charges, including assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of prohibited weapon, as well as resisting arrest. The accused remains in custody and has a court date scheduled for later this spring.

Police would like to remind the public that victims of domestic violence are not alone. Among many organizations, you can call Victim Services Huron County at 519-600-4108.